Join us for a very exciting one-day event scheduled for Friday, May 18th at Serenity Farms in southern Maryland. Working with us is Bernie Fowler Jr., founder of Farming 4 Hunger, a 501(c) 3 non-profit, and our keynote speaker for the 2016 APA Maryland conference.
Farming 4 Hunger started as a way to feed the hungry by growing fresh produce and distributing it locally. It has quickly evolved into a community outreach program, has become an educational source for our youth on agriculture and team building, and has taught coaching for life building skills designed for the inmates who work on the farm. Other programs have sprung from this work, like the “Getting Ahead While Getting Out” program, which is part of the 2nd Chances Initiative. This program works to give prisoners a true second chance upon completing their sentence.
The farm has also become a place of healing and memorializing loved ones lost from addictions. Farming 4 Hunger has won numerous awards and is being used as a model not just in other counties in Maryland, but nationwide.