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Learn more about Laura Cantral

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Laura Cantral is the Coastal Conservation League’s new Executive Director. She brings with her a track record of success in strategy development, partnership building, and environmental policy at the international, regional, and state levels. Before joining the Coastal Conservation League in January, Laura was a senior partner at Meridian Institute, a nonprofit with offices in Washington, DC and Colorado that focuses on building collaborative approaches to address complex and…

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Seasonal Selections: March’s Milk March

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Before the sudden burst of fresh vegetables, we, at GrowFood Carolina, are celebrating a few of our favorite products that are available year-round, including all things dairy: Lowcountry Creamery milk, yogurt and crème fraiche and cheeses from Split Creek Farm, Burden Creek Dairy and Charleston Artisan Cheesehouse. South Carolina’s homegrown dairies need our support now more than ever. Dairy prices nationwide are dropping…

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A Word from the Warehouse – March 2017

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring is ramping up! Before the sudden burst of fresh vegetables, we, at GrowFood Carolina, are celebrating a few of our favorite products that are available year-round, including all things dairy: Lowcountry Creamery milk, yogurt and crème fraiche and cheeses from Split Creek Farm, Burden Creek Dairy and Charleston Artisan Cheesehouse. South Carolina’s homegrown dairies need our support now more…

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Seasonal Selections: February’s Buzzworthy Partnerships

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Our plates would look a lot different without pollinators. Birds, bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles, and bats all support the health and growth of plants and the world’s food supply. A 2016 report, by 124 United Nations-organized countries, found that plants that rely on pollinators account for 35 percent of global crop production volume. But, pollinator numbers worldwide are declining due to pesticides, parasites, climate…

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A Word from the Warehouse – February 2017

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Our plates would look a lot different without pollinators. Birds, bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles and bats all support the health and growth of plants and the world’s food supply. A 2016 report, by 124 United Nations-organized countries, found that plants that rely on pollinators account for 35 percent of global crop production volume. But, pollinator numbers worldwide are declining due to…

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A Word from the Warehouse – January 2017

Saturday, January 20, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The start of the year can’t be more different than the last, from a balmy 70-degree February in 2017 to a winter wonderland in 2018. Bizarre weather patterns – and the effects of climate change – grow more apparent with each passing year. All over the country, groups of farmers and farmer advocates are collaborating to create resilience strategies and…

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Fool me once… Dominion has a great deal for you (us)! Failure to transact? Groundhog Day on offshore drilling, but a vigorous defense of the ocean ensues. The 526 mystery. Great news for elephants!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Folks, As the sun streams through the ice gaps on Tradd Street and, to paraphrase Charleston Airport head Paul Campbell, “Mother Nature takes care of the snow,” (at a truly “glacial” pace), the Post and Courier continues to shine the light on South Carolina’s primordial regulatory system.  (Thawing of both may begin in the near future, we hope.) The latest case in point is this article by Andrew Brown, revealing that most members of the South Carolina…

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Watch: A thank you message from Dana and Virginia

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Folks, I’ll echo my wife, Virginia, in the video below by saying I am profoundly moved by your support. Your browser does not support the video tag. When we started the Conservation League in 1989, I remember one of us (there were only two) rushing to the mailbox each day, encouraged by your letters and small donations of $5 or $10. Even then, it…

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Real winter! Fake tweets. Saving species for almost half a century. Where we came from. Unmanly men. Don’t mess with Texas! Folly Road on the rebound. A new jewel in SC’s crown of public land.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Folks, Finally!  Bona fide winter weather! It seems like years since we’ve had seriously cold temperatures on New Year’s Day.  Last year’s balmy January weather snookered South Carolina peach trees and blueberry bushes into flowering at least a month early, setting the stage for a cold snap in March that destroyed 90 percent of both crops. If this year’s trend continues, we’ll have appropriately cold winter weather until March, and abundant peaches and blueberries in the spring. On…

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Watch: A holiday message from Dana and Virginia

Friday, December 29, 2017

Folks, Virginia and I recorded a short video message reflecting on the last year and the challenges ahead. You can watch it below. Your browser does not support the video tag. Today’s challenges are big and complex. We can see the filling in of our salt marshes, the loss of wetlands, severe flooding and sea level rise. To proactively address these challenges, the Conservation League needs…

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