Sharette Gunn

Ocala, FL

Sharette Gunn is constructing a mobile trailer to transport produce from the farm. The trailer, which will reduce post-harvest losses, will rely on solar energy in order to reduce the negative environmental impact.

Bio: I am a retired Registered nurse. For over 25 years I volunteered with the 4H group my husband sponsored as a Ag-Education instructor in the public school system. When my two sons were old enough to join 4H, I turned into “Super volunteer” Those years of volunteering sparked a passion that became my greatest job. I enjoy growing and cooking the the most delicious food available. I soon realized that to cook the best dishes , I would have to seek out and grow the freshest food available. In 2018, I started with a few raised beds. I watched every gardening video I had time to watch, attended farm conferences, and used my training and instruction to grow the most flavorful herbs and tomatoes anywhere. After many request from friends and family I increased the acreage and varieties of vegetables I could grow grow. As a registered nurse I know first hand the medicinal power of food. This past year I joined with food banks to give away fresh produce to underserved communities and organized food giveaways that included some of my vegetables. One of my most fulfilling efforts is educating families on the importance of healthy locally grown food.

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