Select Health of South Carolina’s Celebrations Committee held two associate education sessions titled “Get Veggucated: The Urban Agriculture Movement in Charleston” to explore how Germaine Jenkins’ Fresh Future Farm concept is addressing health, education and economic empowerment issues in North Charleston through commercial urban agriculture. The July 17 events were organized by Chris Welch, culturally and linguistically appropriate services coordinator at Select Health, the state’s oldest and largest Medicaid managed care organization. Select Health presented a $2,500 donation to the Fresh Future Farm at the conclusion of the event, fulfilling 10 percent of the charitable organizations’ “Raisin Fresh Futures Campaign” goal. Learn more at http://freshfuturefarm.org.
(L-R) Front row: Anika Hall, Jenkins’ daughter and muralist at Fresh Future Farm; Select Health associates Chris Welch, culturally and linguistically appropriate services coordinator; Sam Bellamy, community care connector; Maria Morales, senior bilingual customer service representative; Millicent Woods, disability advocacy coordinator; Celimar Maldonado, bilingual quality coordinator; Jenkins, founder and executive director of Fresh Future Farm.