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There’s something about Marvin. Falling on standing. Floating in on golden parachutes. Solving the energy conundrum in one word – competition. No more Frogger on Maybank!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Folks, Long time, no news summary…  And it’s not because nothing has been going on!  (I’ve just been too distracted to summarize…) The first item falls under the category of “no good deed goes unpunished.” South Carolina dedicates comparatively little state funding to land conservation unlike, say, Florida, which persistently deployed around $300 million a year to protect habitat.  But despite the modest size of our financial commitment, we have done a spectacular job of spending money…

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A Word from the Warehouse – October 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

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Adventures with Andy: Earning a Certification to Sell Wild Mushrooms

Thursday, October 19, 2017

I snap a photo just as Tradd says, “This mushroom really turns me on.” He pauses at the sound of my camera’s shutter, adding, “Don’t add that to your article.” He continued on, explaining to about 20 students (including me) standing around him that a mushroom he has just picked from a hardwood log is called a “train wrecker.” The fungus is so named because of its…

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Conservation League, Coastal Advocates React to Proposed Beachfront Lines

Friday, October 6, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alan Hancock, Communications Director – alanh@scccl.org – (803) 361-1693 Emily Cedzo, Land, Water & Wildlife Program Director – emilyc@scccl.org – (843) 725-1290 October 6, 2017 CONSERVATION LEAGUE, ADVOCATES REACT TO PROPOSED BEACHFRONT LINES CHARLESTON, S.C. – Today, the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) shared its revisions to state beachfront lines and launched a 30-day public comment period. Though DHEC reviews and updates these lines – the baseline and setback line…

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Your iPhone Just Made a Multi-Billion Dollar Interstate Project Obsolete – And Other Reasons The “Grand Strand Expressway” is a Better Choice than Interstate 73

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Press Release from the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League For Immediate Release: October 5, 2017 Contact: Alan Hancock, Coastal Conservation League, (843) 781-6144 – alanh@scccl.org Your iPhone Just Made a Multi-Billion Dollar Interstate Project Obsolete And Other Reasons The “Grand Strand Expressway” is a Better Choice than Interstate 73  LATTA, SC – Car GPS systems and smart-phone apps use real-time traffic data to route drivers more quickly to destinations like Myrtle Beach, often selecting state roads over interstates. That means…

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Wendell Berry film on Tuesday. The energy solution – competition and conservation. Don’t rush to gas. First, decentralize – wisdom from an options trader. Things we ought to do now.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Folks, First, an acknowledgment of last week’s mistake.  Two sharp-eyed readers pointed out that my description of the Land Institute’s perennial grain program contained an embarrassing malapropism.  I said the Institute was developing “perineal” grains.  If you don’t know what that means, don’t look it up.  My only excuse is that my computer was too dumb to recognize the error.  Sorry! The following article from the Post and Courier reports that the Charleston Music Hall will present a…

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Gala for birds. Water, water everywhere. Taxing carbon. Building better, less expensive cities. Support local farming or reform big agriculture? The answer is yes!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Folks, First, I made a mistake last week. I reported that the Center for Birds of Prey’s annual extravaganza had been cancelled because of too much water from Irma and too many exotic birds (like our sooty tern) to rehabilitate. In fact, it was their annual birding festival, Zughenruhe (It’s German – having to do with the migration of birds, in case you didn’t know.) Fest, that was cancelled. Their annual gala is still on,…

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A Word from the Warehouse – September 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Our friends at Clif Bar trekked to our South Carolina warehouse all the way from California to get to know GrowFood Carolina. Like GrowFood, Clif Bar is committed to creating a healthier, more sustainable food system, and the Clif Bar Family Foundation is a consistent and generous financial supporter of our food hub. We are proud and humbled to share a

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Irma odds and ends. The fallout. The response. Can I talk to you about insurance? Snow leopards on the rise.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

There is a party Everyone is there Everyone will leave At exactly the same time  When this party’s over It will start again It will not be any different It will be exactly the same “Heaven” by David Byrne Folks, Irma certainly wasn’t a party, and it wasn’t EXACTLY the same as Matthew or the October 2015 “rain bomb.”  But the hurricane, (which was “just” a tropical storm in South Carolina), left us with a familiar, sinking feeling – for the third time in…

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Irma odds and ends. The fallout. The response. Can I talk to you about insurance? Snow leopards on the rise.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

There is a party Everyone is there Everyone will leave At exactly the same time  When this party’s over It will start again It will not be any different It will be exactly the same “Heaven” by David Byrne Folks, Irma certainly wasn’t a party, and it wasn’t EXACTLY the same as Matthew or the October 2015 “rain bomb.”  But the hurricane, (which was “just” a tropical storm in South Carolina), left us with a familiar, sinking feeling – for the third time in…

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