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5:37 am on Sunday August 19, 2012

Learn about the history of child labor in Beaufort County

Lewis Hine / Library of Congress As an agricultural area, Beaufort County has a long histroy of child labor and the Beaufort District Collection is holding a free presentation on the topic. Pictured above is 6 year old "Bertha" who was an oyster...
2:59 pm on Monday July 16, 2012

Myrtle Beach rocker turns to conscious farming

Photo from Sugarfoot Farms Anyone looking back fondly on the late-80's and early-90's local band scene will certainly remember Bazooka Joe and their frontman Darel Watts. But today Darel has another passion in life: organic farming. OrganicAuthority...
7:11 am on Thursday June 28, 2012

At 87 years, S.C.'s peaches are due to be ripe this year, loaded with history

Flickr user rorris You've probably heard that this year's peach crop is likely to be large and sweet. And you've probably heard that South Carolina trumps Georgia — the "Peach State" — in peach production. But, as you might guess, there's a lot more...
9:23 am on Tuesday June 26, 2012

At 87 years, S.C.'s peaches are due to be ripe this year, loaded with history

Flickr user rorris You've probably heard that this year's peach crop is likely to be large and sweet. And you've probably heard that South Carolina trumps Georgia — the "Peach State" — in peach production. But, as you might guess, there's a lot more...
5:30 am on Tuesday June 26, 2012

At 87 years, S.C.'s peaches are due to be ripe this year, loaded with history

Image by Flickr user rorrisYou've probably heard that this year's peach crop is likely to be large and sweet. And you've probably heard that South Carolina trumps Georgia — the "Peach State" — in peach production. But, as you might guess, there's a...
5:20 am on Thursday March 29, 2012

New Horry County ordinance may bring the barnyard to backyard

flickr user: kusabi Horry County lawmakers are considering a new ordinance that would allow for residents to keep chickens and bee hives for conditional uses including small-scale agriculture. In the last few years there seems to be a tremendous...
6:39 am on Tuesday March 6, 2012

Register today for the 2012 SC Organic Growing Conference

Image by Flickr user friendsoffamilyfarmersRegistration for the 2012 SC Organic Growing Conference, to be held on March 10th at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, is now open. Your $62 fee includes four classes and a locally-sourced lunch, catered...
6:39 am on Tuesday March 6, 2012

Register today for the 2012 SC Organic Growing Conference

Flickr user friendsoffamilyfarmers Registration for the 2012 SC Organic Growing Conference, to be held on March 10, 2012 at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, is now open. Your $62 fee includes four classes and a locally-sourced lunch, catered by...
9:52 am on Sunday August 7, 2011

Canadian biotech pitching flax to Horry and Georgetown County farmers

Flickr user madelinetosh Could flax be the answer to local farmer's problems and revitalize our history with textile production? While most people in our area associate flax with the nutritional value of their edible seeds, the skin of the flax...
6:00 am on Monday May 9, 2011

Peca-what? Southern pecan prices jump thanks to Chinese apetite

Flickr user Susan Sharpless Smith Aw, nuts: Now twice as costly. Ah, the pecan, few things evoke Southern lore more than the soft nut and its namesake pie and sugary praline counterpart. And thanks to fluke in pecan v walnut prices a few years...

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