Samantha and Denise welcome Sophia L. Buggs, also known as Lady Buggs or Mama Sophia.
Sophia is the proprietor and operator of Lady Buggs Farm, a 1.3 acre urban farm located on the South Side of Youngstown, Ohio. She is reclaiming the sacred roots of farming through sustainable spiritual living. A few of her areas of expertise include specialty crop farming, wildcrafting and fermenting traditional foods. Her mission is to revitalize her community by offering wellbeing from seed to table all while creating a loving urban homestead with her daughter, Passion. Sophia shares her urban wellness and farming insight through plant medicine wisdom, farmers markets, oracle readings, cooking and gardening classes and crystal singing bowl meditation.
Sophia holds a Masters of Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction from American InterContinentalUniversity and a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Bethune Cookman University. She also has earned a number of accreditations, which includes a year of OJT Specialty Crop Apprenticeship through Goodness Grows, an organization that promotes food, faith and sustainable farming for all. A Market Garden Certificate with Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation and a Certificate of Intuitive Plant Medicine with One Willow Apothecaries.