By: Annie Peterson As one of two Green Ribbon Advisory Committee Recommendations Fellows, I have the unique opportunity to research ways in which the City of Greenville’s Parks, Recreation, and Sustainability Department can incorporate sustainability into its projects. While this job may sound like a walk in the park, an incredible amount of time and effort goes into each one of the City’s projects. I … Continue reading Building a Greener Greenville
By Adrian McInnis As a Business & Administration major, I have dealt with many situations in my studies that have been perfunctory and solvable via quantification. For the most part, I was okay with making quick assumptions and running the numbers. A quick calculation here, follow this formula there, and let the numbers run themselves to a final. There were several scenarios where quantification was … Continue reading Fellow Holism
By: Phoebe Ferguson “One technical definition of a system is as follows: a system is a structure of interacting, intercommunicating components that, as a group, act or operate individually and jointly to achieve a common goal through the concerted activity of the individual parts. This is, of course, a completely satisfactory definition of the earth, except maybe for the last part about a common goal. … Continue reading Forward Thinking
By: Alice Williams This summer I’ve been working with AccessHealth Greenville County (AHGC), a grant-funded organization that seeks to connect low-income, uninsured residents of Greenville County with access to a medical home and continuing health care. AHGC is based on The Duke Endowment’s two-state model with ten networks in SC that have achieved a 16% reduction in emergency department discharges and a 38% reduction in … Continue reading Better Care, Better Health, Better Community
By Kristina Benson My summer internship is unlike any experience I’ve had before—in the most beautiful sense. I am a Crew Leader for Mill Village Farms, a community gardening nonprofit organization which aims to grow food and grow jobs for teenagers in the Greenville area. We aim to provide produce to food deserts, neighborhoods with a lack of access to healthy food options. I arrive … Continue reading Growing food. Growing people.
By: Katie Caulfield The Upstate of South Carolina has shown an interest in the many advantages of eating locally produced foods with the number of small and medium scale farmers growing rapidly in the past years. But these producers have some barriers in getting their food to market, which includes marketing and distribution, which can be time-consuming and distribution channels are limited without certain certifications. … Continue reading The Importance of Food Hubs
By: Meghan Seery For the summer before my senior year I wanted to do something that was unlike anything I had ever done before during my summers. I wanted to be away from a desk (whether in the classroom or at a job) and wanted to try find something where I could be outdoors and moving around. I also wanted to do something that was … Continue reading A Summer on the Furman Farm