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Post & Courier: SILO puts the ‘e’ in farmers markets

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 SILO and GrowFood - Post & Courier article

The Charleston Farmers Market is closed until April, but that doesn’t mean the region’s run out of locally grown food. To the contrary, “there’s a huge bounty available,” says Patrick Kelly, co-owner of Sea Islands Local Outlet. “Right now, we have citrus, tons of leafy greens, hydroponic yellow tomatoes, taro root, turmeric, edible flowers and sweet potatoes.”

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Post & Courier: High court decision saves Captain Sam’s Spit

Thursday, December 11, 2014 Captain Sams Spit

The South Carolina Supreme Court dealt a formidable blow on Wednesday to a long-contested development proposed by Kiawah Development Partners along a narrow strip of pristine barrier island. The court’s decision should finally put an end to a bad idea. Captain Sam’s Spit, a fragile 120-acre stretch of beach and tideland on the southwestern end of Kiawah Island, has been tangled in legal battles since 2010. Wednesday’s decision marked the third time the high court…

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Post & Courier: Eating local during all seasons

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Eating local during all seasons - Post & Courier

With such a focus on food at Thanksgiving, Sara Clow says it’s the perfect season to think about eating local. And helping the community understand the benefits of a robust local food system is a main focus for Clow as general manager of GrowFood Carolina. Started three years ago as a project of the Coastal Conservation League, GrowFood Carolina works with 60 farmers in a 150-mile radius as a wholesale local food distribution center. GrowFood…

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Island Packet: Ordinance changes could bring balance

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Cannonball Jelly Fish

Fact-finding can ease tensions and measure concerns over the impact of a new fishery in Beaufort County.

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Post & Courier: GrowFood Carolina manager reaches out to local farmers

Saturday, March 2, 2013

As a link in the Lowcountry’s food chain, one that gets local produce into the hands of chefs and into stores, Sara Clow knows the rigors of farming more than most people. At a time in her career when she decided to get back into food, she left her job as a statistical analyst for a small hedge fund in California and took off for New Zealand. There, she labored on small farms for six…

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CRBJ: Conservationists advocate oversight of cruise industry

Thursday, April 1, 2010 Cruise Ship in Charleston Harbor - via WikiMedia

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New York Times: Land on S. Carolina Island Is Sold to State, Averting Bridge Plan

Sunday, March 24, 1996

The owners of part of a coastal island in South Carolina have sold the land to the state, abandoning a plan to build a bridge that might have resulted in the island’s development as a resort. Sandy Island, one of two islands in the state without a direct connection to the mainland, has become the centerpiece of an ambitious wetlands preservation plan.

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