Jovan Sage

Jovan Sage’s days are steeped in transforming seeds into plants andplants into enriching teas, hearty medicine and delicious dishes. As theAlchemist behind Sage’s Larder, she guides people to find their ownhealing and resiliency through food, tea and plants.

Sage is the resident herbalist and Chicken Whisperer at Gilliard Farms -an African American Georgia Centennially organic farm. She was also onehalf of The Farmer & The Larder - a restaurant and culinary event spacethat focused on exploring shared foodways and culture receiving a JamesBeard nomination before closing in December 2018.

Sage has spent 15 years working with local, national and internationalnon-profit organizations and spending the last 8 years focusing onsustainability, food and agriculture -- including working as a food retailconsultant and Engagement Director for Slow Food USA in New YorkCity.

She currently volunteers as Board Chair of Seed Savers Exchange and isthe founding President of the Savannah & Coastal Georgia chapter of LesDames d’Escoffier International.