July 21, 2024


Cooking Is My World

Goodwill Lake Oconee GA farm project bold

Goodwill Industries hopes its new doing the job farm in Columbia County will profit its Helms College or university culinary pupils and consumers who love farm-to-desk foods. 

Now, seeds are currently being planted for a much more substantial agriculture job to additional fund the nonprofit’s philanthropic mission. 

Staked by component of a $10 million gift from billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott last December, Goodwill Industries of Center Ga and the CSRA has a agreement to get a 71-acre previous dairy farm on the shores of Lake Oconee. 

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The approach: Create a new Helms School campus designed all around a lakeside vacation resort that encourages agritourism and delivers used university student finding out in culinary arts and hospitality administration.  

On June 24, Goodwill representatives approached the Putnam County Scheduling and Zoning Commission with options for Helms Farm. Job renderings include things like not only traditional Goodwill retail place but also academic properties, a grocery retailer, flats, getaway villas, a spa and a resort – all built all-around a fifty percent-dozen farm plots that would expand specialty deliver for places to eat throughout the condition.