Davidson College invites the public on Wednesday evening, November 13, to a talk by local activist, humanitarian, gardener and farmer Robin Emmons, founder of the nonprofit “Sow Much Good.”

Emmons talk, titled “Sowing the Seeds of Change,” will explain her role in SMG in attempting to eliminate systemic barriers in the food system that disproportionately affects the working poor and underserved. The talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lilly Family Gallery of Chambers Building, and there is no charge to attend.

Emmons is a native Bostonian who moved to North Carolina 20 years ago and now resides in Huntersville. She founded SMG in 2008 after a 20-year career in corporate America.

Sow Much Good’s mission is to eliminate socio-economic, racial, and ethnic health disparities that result from a lack of access to nutritionally dense food products in marginalized populations. SMG works to achieve food justice through programming and community-based initiatives designed to provide equal access to organic food sources. It also seeks to inspire individuals to take charge of their health and promotes healthy lifestyles through food and nutrition.

She was recently recognized as a “2013 Top 10 Hero” by CNN for her work with SMG. She has also received a fellowship at the McColl Center for Visual Art’s Innovation Institute, and was selected as a William C. Friday Fellow for Human Relations (2011 – 2013 Class). She graduated from UNC Charlotte with a degree in political science.

Her talk at Davidson is hosted by the Chidsey Center for Leadership Development, and co-sponsored by the Davidson College Entrepreneurship Initiative, Office of Sustainability, and the Office of Civic Engagement. For further information, call 704-894-2122 or email chidseycenter@davidson.edu.

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