Savannah Valley District

Emerging Opportunities in Ecosystem Services Markets for Timberland Owners and Managers

Janet W. Steele, Area Forestry and Wildlife Agent Ecosystem services, or the additional benefits provided to humans by forests other than manufactured products, include clean air and water, carbon sequestration, and intangible benefits such as natural beauty. Recent opportunities have become available or are being developed in South Carolina to generate income for timberland owners […]

Chainsaw Use Considerations Among South Carolina’s Female Forest Landowners and Managers

Janet W. Steele, Area Extension Agent – Forestry and Wildlife Female forest landowners are gradually increasing across the southeast as lands transition from one generation to the next or from husband to wife. As more female landowners become involved in the day-to-day operations of their property, the need for practical training on equipment such as […]

Homemaker’s Column: What’s Sunday without Green Beans?

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP Green beans are a staple when it comes to Sunday meals. Old-timers called them string beans. However, today’s varieties have had most of the string bred out of them. They’re also called snap beans because of their sound when you break them in two. Whatever type you […]

Rainwater Harvesting for Homeowners

Samantha Porzelt and Beatriss Calhoun – Water Resources Extension Agents On June 3rd, the Ashley Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium (ACSEC) held the annual rain barrel sale at Gahagan Park in Dorchester County. Members of the Charleston Tri-County area had the opportunity to pre-order 50-gallon rain barrels from Ivy Rain Water Solutions. Rainwater Harvesting is a […]

Homemaker’s Column: Fish Safety

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP In South Carolina, where water is everywhere, fishing is a significant summer activity.  We have lakes, streams, rivers, oceans, and canals, and they are filled with a variety of fish and seafood. These fish and seafood come in all sorts of sizes and shapes, but they all […]