As a passionate farmer, Frederick James is excited to help others discover the joys of growing food. Born in Alabama where he grew up around farmers and former sharecroppers who still had farms and livestock, he spent many summers learning about the principles of farming and raising live stock.
Frederick has been involved in community engagement locally and outside of the U.S. He worked with a church afterschool program in Laurel, MD helping youth complete their homework and study for tests. After high school in Prince George’s County, he spent a year in Indiana in a discipleship training program, working with local young people and engaged in community outreach work in various parts of Indiana, Chicago, and Mexico. He then returned to Virginia, started his own painting business, and in his free time, assisted his father’s church with various community outreach projects and events.
Frederick looks forward to helping and being a part of the local food movement in Prince George’s County and neighboring counties. He also plays in local bands and hopes to feed people with good food and good music.