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Upstate Forever's work preserving farmland helps prevent urban sprawl, boosts community health, and contributes to a thriving regional food community.
For our Spring Issue of the Upstate Advocate, we reached out to local farmers, restaurateurs, retailers, and other stakeholders asking them what a thriving local food scene means to them. Here, in the words of some of the people who know best, are a few reasons why Upstate Forever is working so hard to protect our region's vanishing farmlands.
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Greenville County residents, contact Council today urge them to adopt an Agricultural Preservation Zoning District to provide local farmers with a much-needed voluntary tool to help protect their way of life and preserve the important farmlands on which we all depend. read more
We need strong local food systems more than ever, but our region’s farmland is vanishing. read more