Bringing a fictional farm to life!

In part 2 of this 2-part series, LKNConnect’s Director of Non-profits & Special Services, Margi Kyle, interviews Susan Lurz, Owner of Sweetwater Farms in Huntersville, NC about the teaching farm and its history. Click here to view part 1 of this series.

Originally, a place of imagination and now a reality

Proudtree Empowered Learning—a company that develops products which empower the whole child with brands that focus on social and emotional development, physical activity, and healthy nutrition co-founded by Susan Lurz.

Many of Proudtree’s products center around a charming, fictitious farm where all kids can feel like they belong—Sweetwater Farms. Read more about the history of Sweetwater Farms and Miracle Day 1948 here.

View the interview

Learn more about Sweetwater Farms by clicking on the video above.
14412 Beatties Ford Rd, Huntersville, NC

Although closed for the winter, anyone can visit Sweetwater Farms from March 2 to November 20, 2022

Sweetwater Farms is open to the public each week Wednesday thru Saturday during the season from 9:00am – 2:00pm and on Sundays from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Click here for more information on admission and season passes.

Photography and video editing by Ellen Stafford
Music by Zakhar Valaha /

LKNConnect features outstanding non-profits

In 2021, LKNConnect featured outstanding non-profits and service organizations in the Lake Norman community and will continue to do so in 2022. Margi Kyle, Director of Non-Profits & Special Services at LKNConnect and Founder of Little Smiles NC, will be sharing these great organizations with you. — EH Stafford, Managing Editor

Contact Margi Kyle, at

Photo courtesy of Deborah Young Studio

For over 45 years, Margi Kyle, “The Color Doctor”, has built an astounding portfolio from the ever-important ‘Designer’s perspective’. Never idle, this Professional Interior Designer has contributed to this industry as an Interior Designer, Television Host, Mentor, Keynote Speaker, Educator, and Writer. Margi has Taught Interior Design of over 45 years and is the executive director for We Make Color Easy, The Dewey Color System. You can book a seminar or color course with her by emailing her at

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