After traveling through rural farming villages across Thailand for four years, Bo Collins came to firmly believe that farming and the production of food is the basis of all human society and culture. He says, "The comforts of modern society are a direct result of food security," an idea that's led him to seek out a life in local food production. After graduating from the Lowcountry Local First Apprentice Program, he went on to work as a teaching assistant for LLF at Rosebank Farms and is now coming full circle as a participating farmer in the LLF Incubator Farm Program at Dirt Works. This spring he has a wide variety of fresh produce like radishes, arugula, lettuces, vidalia and green onions, salad mix, three different kinds of kale, and garlic. He's also planted herbs and has flowers growing in the greenhouse. Collins believes that quality produce stems first from a healthy, biodiverse soil ecosystem, and all efforts will be made to ensure a reduced impact on the land in production. Fresh-from-the-farm products are available through a number of outlets including direct order by e-mail, phone, or website, local farmers markets, and a possible future CSA. Eventually, Sol Haven Farm will also pursue the development of a sustainable living training program offering workshops on practical gardening and lower impact living skills.