Cul2vate – Developing, Feeding, and Spiritually Growing People in Our Community.

Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Joey Lankford, Executive Director of Cul2vate, who shares his personal story and what led him to start the Middle Tennessee based nonprofit with a mission to feed the hungry by growing food and growing people. During the interview, Joey highlights their efforts to grow and deliver fresh, nutritious local produce to those in need and also provide to local restaurants to create sustainable income, along with their efforts to offer assistance to those in need of a second chance through job readiness, life skills, and business training with the goal of helping individuals find full-time employment. He also talks about the impact of the recent floods across Middle Tennessee and how the community can support their efforts.

  • Joey’s story
    • Faith led to Africa
    • Africa boomeranged him back to Nashville
  • What does Cul2vate do?
    • Agriculture – farm at Ellington & RCC Partner
      • Sell and donate
    • Compassion/Community – employing people who need a second chance or who are looking for something more
      • Story? Jimmy?
    • Volunteers, ministering to them as well
  • Challenges
    • Recent flood
  • Future Goals
    • Continue to be a place where community comes together
    • Become a training farm for other farmers in distressed communities/counties

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