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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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Make your voice heard

Join us at the first in a speaker series on local food markets this fall or our next statewide meeting. Check our event page for details and sign up for our newsletter to receive more information.


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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April 7, 2015

April News & Events

Our April newsletter is hot off the presses!  Read it here: April E-News

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March 25, 2015

Awendaw Hosts SC’s First ‘Fire Fest’

The Sewee Longleaf Conservation Cooperative organized the Sewee Fire Fest to educate people about the importance of natural fires as part of normal forest health and growth.  Watch this video and learn more about the event.

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March 7, 2015

Heirs’ Property & Sustainable Forestry Seminars

The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation will offer a legal education and Sustainable Forestry Program seminar on Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church,located at 401 Broad Street in Georgetown. Rev. Eric S.C. Manning and …

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