Arianne McGinnis, Segal Fellow

Arianne McGinnis

2010 AmeriCorps Alums Segal Fellows

Arianne McGinnis abandoned comfortable career paths to create Hope Grows, a 6 and a half acre sustainable farm in Southeast Georgia that produces food for over 150 families. To call them farmers would be an understatement. These AmeriCorps alumni are also activists, teachers, and entrepreneurs. Each season, Arianne and Elliott teach 10 part-time apprentices and host hundreds of service learners eager to get their hands dirty. They regularly invite volunteers and community members to the farm to FEAST on the good ideas and food that Hope Grows: pasture-raised poultry, eggs, and pork. Their annual Egg Hunt and Pig Roast is THE go-to event in Sylvania, Georgia and is a testament to their work to rebuild local agriculture and rural life.