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Robin Emmons honored by Southern Living

Look for Robin Emmons in the pages of Southern Living this month.
Look for Robin Emmons in the pages of Southern Living this month.

Robin Emmons, the founder and director of the food activism group Sow Much Good, is featured in the November issue of Southern Living as part of the series “Women of Worth.”

To mark the 10th anniversary of L’Oreal Paris’ “Women of Worth” campaign, Southern Living editors have been picking women to highlight in interviews by editor-at-large Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush. Some of the other women: Justinn Overton, executive director of Coosa Riverkeeper in Birmingham, Renata Soto of Conexion Americas in Nashville, and Andrea Chen of Propeller in New Orleans.

Sow Much Good focuses on providing access to fresh, affordable food in neighborhoods that struggle with food insecurity. But people in the Charlotte food world also know Emmons as a powerful voice who speaks out on all kinds of issues on food access. She lives in Huntersville.

Part of what Emmons told Bush: “People think all farmers are men. Even though I drive a John Deere tractor and feed thousands with my crops, many people think of me as a gardener. Gardeners are lovely, but I am a proud farmer.”

Kathleen Purvis: 704-358-5236, @kathleenpurvis