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Press Release: GrowFood Carolina Celebrating Fifth Anniversary

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

PRESS RELEASE GrowFood Carolina A Project of the Coastal Conservation League Sara Clow – (843) 727-0091 – Alan Hancock – (843) 781-6144 – For Immediate Release September 27, 2016 Contact: Alan Hancock, (843) 781-6144, CHARLESTON – GrowFood Carolina, South Carolina’s first food hub, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this week. GrowFood Carolina provides local farmers the sales, marketing, logistics, warehousing and distribution functions they need and that previously have been available only to large-scale industrial farms. Wholesale customers range from…


GrowFood Carolina Celebrates Five Years!

Monday, September 26, 2016

What a fabulous evening! As we reflect on the last five years, we are inspired by how far we have come and grateful for all of the support. As we look to the future, we are excited to build a stronger and broader group of advocates and donors, and sustain our mission long-term through continued growth. Maintaining our momentum is critical as we approach the next five years, and all of…


Small Talk, Big Ideas: Vince Graham

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

On a recent episode of Small Talk, Big Ideas on OHM Radio, our Land Use Director and Staff Attorney Natalie Olson talked with State Transportation Infrastructure Bank Chairman Vince Graham about how the Lowcountry can grow smarter, where we build our roads, and how Charleston can grow smarter.

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No do-over on bike lane

Sunday, August 21, 2016

From the Post & Courier editorial board: No do-over on bike lane   Aug 21 2016  Three bicyclists make their way over the Ashley River Bridge during…

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SPA poll raises even more questions

Thursday, August 18, 2016

From the Post & Courier editorial board: SPA poll raises even more questions Six months ago, the State Ports Authority board learned that the number of cargo shipments had dropped. In response, board members discussed looking for unnecessary or ill-advised expenses to outside contractors for legal, political lobbying and public relations work. Now the SPA is paying $35,000 to one of those contractors to conduct a statewide poll of residents for reasons that are at…

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Folly Beach passes first reading of plastic bag ban

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

From Live 5 News’ Liza Lucas: Folly Beach passes first reading of plastic bag ban FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) – Folly Beach City Council passed the first reading of a new ordinance which would eliminate single-use plastic bags within city limits. Council passed the ordinance unanimously Tuesday night. According to the proposed ordinance, the regulation would “regulate the use of plastic carryout bags and promote the use of reusable bags and recyclable paper carryout bags…and to prohibit the…


Fewer bags. More wolves, and flytraps. “We have run out of ammunition, so we must think (and operate traffic lights with plungers).”

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Folks, Last week I described the news as a mixed bag. This week I’ll describe it as a (literal) bag. In this excellent overview by the Post and Courier’s Abigail Darlington, you will learn that single use plastic bag bans in South Carolina are attracting national attention. This comes both from conservationists and coastal communities concerned about the rising tide of plastic in the ocean and the terrestrial environment, and from the plastic bag industry, who…

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Appeals court narrows dates for Charleston cruise ship terminal hearing

Monday, August 1, 2016

From the Post & Courier‘s David Wren: Appeals court narrows dates for Charleston cruise ship terminal hearing After months of delays, the state Court of Appeals has set a date — actually two of them — to hear arguments in a case that will determine whether the State Ports Authority gets one of the permits it needs to build a new cruise ship terminal near Charleston’s Historic District. Lawyers from all sides said they have…

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Charleston, Folly Beach consider curbing plastic bag use; could bring national fight to SC

Saturday, July 30, 2016

From the Post & Courier’s Abigail Darlington: Charleston, Folly Beach consider curbing plastic bag use; could bring national fight to SC Isle of Palms became the first town in South Carolina to ban plastic bags last year, and now Charleston and Folly Beach are looking to curb consumption of the single-use bags, possibly by banning them or imposing a fee at checkout counters. In doing so they could bring the nationwide…


Victory for bicycle commuters. I-526 chaos. The root of the problem. The Lowcountry from above. Buckets of fish.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Folks, This week’s news is a mixed bag — success and chaos, root causes and aerial insights, and a bucket list of fish. The Post and Courier reports that the Charleston City Council did the right thing with the Ashley River bridge, by the slimmest of margins.  The Council voted 7-6 in favor of devoting one out of seven lanes on Highway 17 across the Ashley to bicycles and pedestrians. Remarkably, in spite of the years spent analyzing…

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