Oh Land, The Beautiful: Natural Resource Concerns, Land Conservation, and the RCCP

Waterfall in Oconee State Park, SC By Lauren Coury   Land. It is all around us- it is a focus of our communities, culture, and politics. However, some of us take land for granted. We see it as an economic resource that can be used to meet the ever-flowing demands of population growth, consumption, and globalization. It is important to realize that preserved land is … Continue reading Oh Land, The Beautiful: Natural Resource Concerns, Land Conservation, and the RCCP

Combating Food Insecurity in Greenville

by Sean Thompson As a Furman student, it is sometimes hard to get outside the Furman bubble and recognize what is going on in the community outside the gates.  I had always known that hunger and food insecurity were a problem in Greenville, but I didn’t realize exactly how much until I began my internship.  In South Carolina, 1 in every 7 people suffers from food insecurity.  Food … Continue reading Combating Food Insecurity in Greenville

HEALing Greenville County

There are many ways for one to heal, whether that’s mentally, spiritually, or physically. While all of these are in a way connected, HEALing or healthy eating and active living is key to not only ensuring the health of people everywhere, but specifically the residents of Greenville County. Without knowledge about the health state of Greenville county, simply being in the South causes one to … Continue reading HEALing Greenville County

The Mushroom Kingdom on Oak Hill

Every morning I have the unique joy of watching the sunrise while at work. I’m not quite awake, probably didn’t go to bed early enough, and my brain isn’t running yet, but it’s worth seeing the farm at Oak Hill Café cloaked in the early morning mist. Two days of the week, I’m out in the garden from sunrise until the mist burns off and … Continue reading The Mushroom Kingdom on Oak Hill

Sustainable Community: a Healthcare Model

People often associate the Greenville Health System (GHS) with innovative, technologically forward healthcare opportunities. As GHS continues to grow across South Carolina, it is easy to focus on the new buildings and high-tech equipment. However, while this growth and expansion is quite astounding, some of the system’s greatest accomplishments are being made on a different front. GHS Accountable Communities initiative has become nationally recognized for … Continue reading Sustainable Community: a Healthcare Model

Foods, Jobs & Transportation

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is a movie about two people going on a wacky journey home to Chicago for Thanksgiving. They end up going all over the country like the title suggest mainly by planes, trains, and cars. For many residents in Greenville, South Carolina these modes of transportation are not options for them. This creates many issues that people with easily accessible transportation do … Continue reading Foods, Jobs & Transportation

As I Sit Here Driving…

As a Spartanburg native, I have driven the miserable stretch of I-85 between Spartanburg and Greenville countless times. I’ve done so while going home for the holidays, before moving back into school in August, and when commutingto Furman during a summer internship. What I would have never known is that there is a facility off of that stretch of highway that is contaminating Frey Creek, … Continue reading As I Sit Here Driving…