Food is foundational for life and prosperity. In a world with growing global uncertainty, knowing how to grow your own food maintains local communities’ stability. In acknowledgment of this, Douglas manages the CWC student farm and coordinates his hometown farmers market on the weekend. It is a pride and passion of his to empower others to grow and share their plenty with others, improving local economies while doing so. Douglas’ interest in agriculture led him to becoming a Certified Permaculture Designer and consultant through Geoff Lawton’s permaculture program. This launched him into urban farming where he helped triple the size and flow of his local farmers market and encouraged others to take up a local entrepreneurial calling. He has completed CWC’s Beginner Farmer certificate and is a current incubator farmer at the CWC Farm.