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Resources can grow our economies

The Rural Resource Coalition SC has a local approach to cultivating sustainable economic growth. A South Carolina abundant with local food markets, working farm and forest conservation, affordable housing, homegrown renewable energy and marketable agricultural and forestry products means prosperity for all.

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Food for thought.

According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service, South Carolinians spent $7 billion on food in 2010. Only 10% of that bounty remained in South Carolina. The Rural Resource Coalition SC is working to change that.

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Building Wealth From Within

Community development corporations throughout the state empower community leaders and spur local job creation to build wealth, one community at a time. We envision rural prosperity built on existing community resources and leadership. (Photo courtesy of SC Association of CDCs)

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Conservation Fuels the Economy

Boxwood Plantation, a working farm and nursery along the border of Florence and Darlington Counties, abuts Interstate 20. Agricultural lands and forests contribute billions to our state’s economy and hundreds of thousands of jobs. (Photo courtesy of Pee Dee Land Trust)

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January 27, 2016

Plant it Forward SC

The historic flood that hit South Carolina impacted many of the small farms across the rural areas of our state.  Plant it Forward SC is an initiative by South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture with support from South Carolina Department of …

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January 14, 2016

Tree farmer, land trust secure conservation easement on Johnson forest

After 15 years, the Pee Dee Land Trust reached a milestone, completing its first conservation project in Chesterfield County by partnering with Dr. Knowlton.W. Johnson to establish a conservation easement on the Johnson Experimental Forest. Read more here.

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January 8, 2016

January e-news!

Read some local and national newsclips and get the latest on events and workshops near you in our January e-newsletter.

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