By the mid 1990s, Calvin retired from farming following a sudden decline in health in 1995. Although determined to recover, he was unable to return to what he loved. Wilbert, with the help of Mr. Richmond, William, Bernard, hired help, and family, continued farming. Wilbert was at a crossroads. Since the mid 1980s, he worked a regular 3rd shift job and farmed tobacco. He was ready to stop growing tobacco. By the turn of the new millennium, small-time tobacco farmers were being weeded out by the larger commercial farmers.
With Bernard opting for a different career path, Wilbert decided to retire from farming. The years that followed, the fields were briefly leased to a neighboring tobacco farm for use. Citing the fields were not large enough for the commercial demands of today, farming use of the land halted for the very first time since the family moved there. In the years that followed, much of the land was sold, and today the remaining family land stands at roughly 24 acres.
By the turn of the 2010s, parts of the remaining farm land became of gardening use. Jwan Johnson, the oldest grandson of Wilbert who grew up on the land during its active farm days, sought out a way of preserving the family history by returning parts of the land back into farmland again. Knowing tobacco farming was no longer a viable option, he returned to school to educate himself on different methods of modern farming. Successfully growing vegetables, experimenting with micro greenery, learning hydroponics and aquaponics, he decided to fully operate and manage a vegetable seedling farm on the very land his great-great grandfather once farmed. By doing so, he carries on a farming tradition that began five generations before him.