Cultivating Second Chances

Blake’s Story 

For me, my passion is agriculture. Growing up on a family farm, I’ve always loved animals and just being outdoors, along with my love for Christ. To be able to mesh those together and to be able to minister to people while also teaching agriculture and growing and feeding people—that’s really where my passion is at.  

Second Chances

Cul2vate is a nonprofit currently produce farm. The guys that are employed are guys that need a second chance at life and may be coming out of prison. Maybe they’ve just fallen away from Christ, or maybe they never knew Christ. But they just need a new outlook on life—a new pathCul2vate is that way to come in and minister to them and give them a sustainable skill to go out and find a new job.  

To Williamson County and Beyond 

About six years agoCul2vate started. We’ve been in Davidson County at the Ellington Ag Center, and now that we’re expanding into Williamson County and to Franklin. That broadens our outreach to reach other communities, reaching into Spring Hill, and we can give a percentage of our produce to The Well. We’ve donated over 20,000 pounds of produce to Franklin inner-cities, and we will expand into bringing animals into it. So now, we’ll have some cows and chickens, and people can come in and buy eggs.  

The Body of Christ at Work 

For me, being a member at Station Hill, it would mean the world to me to have my church family help backing me in the projects that we’re starting in Franklin. Just trying to do what God has placed on my heart in a field that I love. Agriculture is my passion, and now I can add my Christian background into that, too.