538: Erin Douglas on Sustainable Farming in Ghana.
Supporting a teaching farm in Africa.
In This Podcast:
Some people know their mission from a young age. Others, like Erin Douglas, find their direction as they go. With a desire to travel as her guide, Erin left her corporate job and traveled through Africa. An epic moment in Ghana inspired this novice farmer to create a non-profit farm that feeds residents, provides jobs, funds education, and supports an orphanage. Erin shares how she created a sustainable community model that could benefit societies all over the world.
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Erin is the founder of US non-profit Learn Grow Lead and helped birth a sustainable farm project in Ghana, Africa to support the local community. The Helper’s Farm, is an organic, community teaching farm that works in partnership with local agriculture school programs to encourage farmers to farm naturally, without the use of pesticides, transitioning farms in the surrounding communities to a healthier environment and a healthier food system.
Listen in and learn about:
- Leaving her corporate job and finding herself in Africa
- Her epic moment in Ghana
- Creating The Helper’s Farm and how it impacts the community in Ghana
- Why they started a farm over other business options
- Supporting their other initiatives using the farm to create a sustainable community model
- What they grow on the farm and how they water 10 acres
- How you can help support The Helper’s Farm
As well as:
Her failure – Building an orphanage without having a plan of how to actually run it. It taught her not to be afraid to share your goals and ask for help because there will be people who connect with your mission and join you.
Her success – Helping her company become a certified B corporation that is socially and environmentally responsible.
Her drive – Not wanting regrets in her life.
Her advice – Travel, meet people in different cultures, keep an open heart, and take action on the yes in your heart.
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