RUX Member Jenny Williams named "Southerner of the Year" by Southern Living!!
RUX member Jenny Williams was named a Southerner of the Year by Southern Living Magazine! She was selected among countless people in the south as one of "50 people moving the South forward with groundbreaking nonprofits, impactful projects, and innovative ideas."
From Southern Living: "As her New Year’s resolution, Jenny Williams decided she wanted to start a community garden in her tiny hometown of Hazard, Kentucky, population 5,346. Around 750 lbs. of produce later, Williams, an English professor at Hazard Community and Technical College had become a full-fledged local food advocate, donating the fruits of her labor to shelters, food pantries, and learning centers. Now, Williams has not only started community gardens elsewhere in town, including one for students at STARLand Academy, she has also spearheads a program with Pathfinders of Perry County, which helps get kids active and gives them exposure to natural settings."
Read the full post at Southern Living.