We aim to positively impact the lives of children adversely affected by the effects of drug & alcohol abuse, poverty and other risk factors through the game of golf.  

Carry Hope Golf

Our Story

Carry Hope was created on the principal belief that all children deserve a happy and healthy existence. Having endured the impacts of negative home environments  as children we hope to provide a respite from the stresses of daily life these children endure. As golfers we realize the game we love and community we are associated with can provide so much to so many. Golf is a game for life that provides a strong foundation for its participants. By opening these doors and sharing our love of the game we can touch a life in profound ways. 


“When you're out walking the course it's amazing how the stress of life fades away. That feeling is what we hope to share.”

— Christian Hafer, FOUNDER


Shabazz had to extend the garden to her front lawn but even then, it wasn’t enough to feed all who wanted to be involved. With neighbors January Blum and Lucas Dupont, Shabazz found a large vacant lot on Main Street and secured it as a farming cooperative. Word about Project Sprout spread throughout Kent County, so the team was invited to help start other community gardens.

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Our Mission

Kent County is one of the most severely underserved communities in Tennessee. To combat this adversity, Project Sprout seeks to nourish our neighbors at the most fundamental level with healthy food options and a strong support network. All members get a portion of each harvest and surpluses are donated to low-income families whose work schedules prevent them from volunteering.



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With ten gardens and counting, Project Sprout has seen a significant improvement in mental and physical health for all participating community members. Other than lowering obesity, blood pressure, and depression rates, the crime rate has also fallen. Our children are doing better in school, reporting higher grades and aspirations, and better job prospects.

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Get Involved

If you live near one of our gardens, get involved to receive portions of each harvest. We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. There is a rotation in roles, but we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know. Teenagers 14 years and older can earn community service credits for school in addition to getting produce for their families. Donations are also vital to our growth, as we use them for seed, fertilizer, tools, and outreach.

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