Terry Hudson is one of those folks that refuses to retire even though he could. In 2000, he purchased a run down junkyard in rural Charleston, West Virginia. Over the years, Terry worked with WVU (West Virginia University) to transform the land into a viable farm with an emphasis on education and community outreach. Elementary school groups learning about food and graduate students working on agricultural experiments are a common site. The farm also hosts community dinners by local restauranteurs and chefs.
Terry also works with schools in the area installing high tunnel garden programs to connect kids back to their food sources. From the short time I spent with Terry, it's clear he sees himself more as a steward than an owner of his resources, facilitating growth both physical and spiritual in everyone around him.
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