Amanda Blount is both a retired Army veteran and retired DOD employee with a deep-rooted passion for micro-farming, urban farming, sustainable living, and locally sourced food. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the world of sustainable agriculture. Growing up on a large peanut and tobacco farm, Amanda developed a profound understanding of agriculture from a young age. After successful careers with both the military and the Department of Defense, Amanda channeled her passions into teaching others about local agriculture and conservation. She is now a respected advocate and speaker for small-scale micro-farming and community-based agriculture projects. With years of experience in both grant writing and farming, Amanda is a dedicated supporter of a more sustainable and locally driven food system.