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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a grant to Charleston County School District to offer Farm to School programs at five Title I schools in Charleston’s Opportunity Zone.
The grant, totaling $100,000, is meant to bring fresh, local foods into schools and foster economic opportunity for farmers. It is the first Farm to School grant awarded to Charleston County.
The grant will help to give access to local foods in five eligible schools in the Charleston Neck area: Chicora Elementary, Mitchell Elementary, Sanders-Clyde Elementary, Meeting Street Elementary at Brentwood and Meeting Street Elementary at Burns. The program includes school gardens; farm field trips; a history, culture and farming field day; a harvest dinner; local food procurement; and agricultural education efforts.
Partners include The Green Heart Project, Fresh Future Farm and GrowFood Carolina.
Warrior Surf Foundation is launching its fourth annual Surfboard Auction. All proceeds will go toward the foundation, which provides free surf therapy, yoga, wellness classes and community to veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health challenges.
Participants have until Aug. 22 to bid on a collection of 10 surfboards from companies like Ocean Surf Shop, Secula Surf and Rozbern, including two autographed boards from music legend Jimmy Buffett’s personal collection. Other items, including a hand-painted cork yoga mat from Yoloha Yoga and aluminum beach prints, will also be up for auction.
Items up for auction will be livestreamed at 5 p.m. Aug. 19.