SC Food Policy Council Workshop

The SC Food Policy Council will be hosting the 5th annual Local Foods Conference on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Taking a look at local food infrastructure and the link between farm and fork on the broad scale we encourage all food project developers, food buyers, farmers, community & economic developers, funders, investors, and local food advocates to attend.

Date:               Wednesday, October 22, 2014                                         

Time:               9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location:        The Phillips Market Center

                        SC State Farmers Market

                        3483 Charleston Highway

                        W. Columbia, SC  29172

For more information about this event please visit the link below:

SC Food Policy Council Workshop

Oyster Processing at Maggioni Seafood

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Oyster season starts Oct. 1. The Gullah Project team got an early look at oyster processing from Roddy Beasly owner of Maggioni Seafood, a local business on the island. Click on the photograph above to go behind the scenes of oyster processing.

The Gullah Project First Cut featured on About Harvest

The first cut of The Gullah Project documentary is getting notoriety. In just two days it’s reached 1,751 people and was featured last night on About Harvest’s official webpage.  About Harvest provides quality stories about food and agriculture in order to inform, entertain, and connect the public to the food that is on their plates. Read the About Harvest article at The Gullah Project: First Cut.

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First cut of documentary film reaches 1,395 people on the first day of launch

Yesterday was a major achievement for The Gullah Project. We launched the first cut of the documentary film, reaching 1,395 people. Thank you to those who have tuned in weekly to support our multimedia project and film! Watch the film at




Official first cut of The Gullah Project’s documentary film.

The Gullah Project proudly presents the first cut to our documentary film.

Denise McGill directs the documentary that follows Gullah / Geechee residents of St. Helena Island, South Carolina.  Taking much of their culture from their West African ancestors, St. Helena is one of the last Gullah farming and fishing communities left in America. Residents are now wrestling with gentrification, land preservation, and conservation issues.

The film is edited by Hida Visuals; many of Denise McGill’s students have also worked on the project.