Building Local Prosperity Week: Ben Sinderman

Oct 16, 2018

“I have always had an interest in agriculture and sustainability. And I wanted to get more hands-on experience as well as make connections within the local agriculture community. The Growing New Farmers Program allowed me to do that. My goal going into the program was to change career… Read More

Building Local Prosperity Week: Chip Jones

Oct 16, 2018

“I grew up on Sullivan’s Island and consider the entire Lowcountry to be my home. I attended Wando High School and then the College of Charleston – and went on to become a US Marine Corps combat veteran. I spent 26 years serving as a Federal Air Traffic… Read More

Growing New Farmers Program Intern - Fall 2018

Aug 18, 2018

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Term: Part-time and flexible. Ideal term length September – December 2018. Application Deadline: Open until filled Start Date: Flexible start date of September 4, 2018 Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds community support for local independent businesses and farmers by… Read More

Planting Possibility

Jan 8, 2018

From Buses to Beef to Broccoli, LLF’s Growing New Farmers Program is Sprouting Satisfying Careers For a 30-year old who’s done her share of kid-wrangling and hefty hauling, Nell looks pretty spry. Maybe it’s that a deep Kelly green suits her—a little perkier and certainly less glaring than… Read More

Call for Applications to 2018 Growing New Farmers Program

Dec 4, 2017

Lowcountry Local First, in partnership with the College of Charleston’s School of Professional Studies, has opened up the call for applications to the 2018 Growing New Farmers Program. This 6-month program provides experiential, hands-on training at Middleton Place USDA Certified Organic Farm, coupled with curriculum-based instruction in a… Read More

The Lowcountry's freshest farmers!

Oct 11, 2017

As we begin the transition from warm summer days into cool fall nights, there’s more than just pumpkins and sweet potatoes that will soon be ready to harvest. The 2017 Growing New Farmers Program participants have wrapped up their six-month long journey into the world of farm production… Read More

A New Crop of Future Farmers

Apr 17, 2017

Last week we launched the 2017 Growing New Farmers Program, aimed at providing hands-on experience and valuable lessons in sustainable agriculture. This year welcomes the 8th class to go through the course. Soon, they will join the other 146 graduates who’ve become a variety of principal players in… Read More

The Story of John Warren: A Mentor Farmer

Feb 26, 2016

The path to farming is looking more and more different than it has in the past. Many people enter the profession citing lifestyle change and value-based career shifts as their primary motivations. As newcomers circumvent the traditional inheritance model of yesteryear they are often faced with challenges in… Read More