LOWCOUNTRY LOCAL FIRST & DIRT WORKS FARM :: GROWING A BETTER COMMUNITY
From the Lowcountry Local First website:
“Those entering farming face decrease in available affordable land, increasing regulations, and high equipment cost. To address these issues, Lowcountry Local First partnered with Clemson University to develop an Incubator Farm that provides a low-risk incubation period for farmers interested in entering the market. The initial 10 acre parcel located on Walnut Hill Plantation is divided into 1-2 acre plots for up to 6 farmers and 1 acre for a Teaching Plot for apprentices, students, and the public. The Incubator Farm provides the opportunity to share equipment and resources as well as the mentorship of a farmer during a three-year incubation period.”
Lowcountry Local First and Dirt Works are truly changing the landscape of our community and creating a local-centric Charleston we are proud to call home.
This month is EAT LOCAL MONTH – an initiative designed to educate the community about the positive health and economic benefits of eating what is ripe and in season and grown, distributed to and prepared by your neighbors. It is important to join a CSA, shop at your neighborhood farmer’s market, buy a seafood and a meat share and support local restaurants that are procuring from family farms and fishermen. Check out the Lowcountry Local First website to see how you can get involved:
Access a list of Community Supported Agriculture programs in our area by clicking here.