Do you want to lose weight?  Do you want to be more fit?  Do you want more energy?  Do you want to sleep better?  Do you need help with your personal relationships?  Do you want to overcome the stress of everyday living?  Do you need to find balance?


My promise.

Striving to live a life full of passion, energy and success is all about balance.  Achieving this balance at work, in our families and relationships, in healthy eating and in exercise is the beginning of building a foundation of health.  As a former dancer turned fitness trainer, yoga instructor and health coach I bring over 30 years experience to the dance floor of life.  As a mom of 6, I understand that it's important to believe in your own magic, create your own sunshine, ALWAYS buy the shoes, and what we do as parents becomes our children's inner voice as they grow.  As a woman, I believe we need to be a force of love in the world and that no one is too old for a fairytale.  I promise to help you build your foundation of health by bringing the very best of what I'm living and learning while always keeping it real.


“A happy and healthy community is not a fairytale. All you need is a seed.”



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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