May 14, 2020
Samantha Kuhn is executive director of the two-employee, 3,000-volunteer JK Community Farm in Purcellville, which is scheduled to host its annual Plant-a-Thon Friday and Saturday.
What was the inspiration for JK Community Farm? The JK Community Farm is the cumulation of inspiration from a lot of people, which is what makes it so special. While I was in school at the University of Tennessee, I became interested in food sovereignty and a professor encouraged me to work with a local community farm. I fell in love with the organization. It was easy to see the impact they were making on their volunteers and the people they served. I became determined to bring a similar project to Virginia to help meet the needs of our region.