Gardening for Wellness & Self-Sustainability; Jessica K. Carter, farmer and author

Vegtable garden in early summer

Gardening is a great way to promote wellness and self-sustainability. It is a form of physical activity that can help reduce stress and increase energy levels. Additionally, gardening can be a source of healthy food access, a way to create a source of income, or simply a tool to reduce your reliance on others. Join Jessica K. Carter as she discusses how gardening to grow your own food can help you connect with nature and your best self, as well as exploration of why it’s good for you and the earth to reduce reliance on commercial food supply chains. The future of food can be in your own backyard!

Jessica K. Carter believes in being the change she wants to see…and helping others along the way. Ph.D. candidate, farmer, author, and entrepreneur Jessica K. Carter has mastered the art of wearing many hats. Driven by passion and a deep-rooted love for her community, Jessica partners with many non-profits in the St. Louis region to help educate others about the benefits of self-sustainability and living life unapologetically. She is also a mentor for local St. Louis County students and member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. She enjoys adventures with her family, life on a farm, laughing, and running. By allowing her light to shine through her versatile, multifaceted brand and imparting fun, hope and encouragement to everyone she encounters, Jessica is reshaping the fluidity of Black women in education and entrepreneurship


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