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Master Gardener Shares “Learn, Grow, Eat and Go!”

Master Gardener Shares “Learn, Grow, Eat and Go!”

by Liz Duda Dec. 28, 2021 (York County, SC) Cissy (CJ) Brown, a Master Gardener of York County, discussed “Learn, Grow, Eat and Go!” at Wholespire York County’s August 2021 meeting. This Junior Master Gardener program connects children with gardening and the...

Victory Gardens International Shares Plans with Wholespire York County

Victory Gardens International Shares Plans with Wholespire York County

Jonathan and Chrystal Nazeer saw a problem with the lack of fresh produce and food insecurity in their community and realized they had the power to help. They formed Victory Gardens International, with the ambitious mission of spearheading community redevelopment...

Forming a York County Food Policy Council

Forming a York County Food Policy Council

By Sarah Beth Sisney Sarah Beth Sisney July 27, 2021 (York County, SC) Wholespire York County (formerly Eat Smart Move More) leadership team member, Lynn Shanklin Caldwell, discussed the formation of a York County Food Policy Council during our June 2021 general...

Food Advocate Shares Her Story at ESMMYC Meeting

Food Advocate Shares Her Story at ESMMYC Meeting

by Liz Duda, Past Chair, Communications & Advocacy, ESMMYC June 20, 2021 (York County, SC) Eat Smart Move More York County welcomed Demetria L. Cox-Thomas to our April 2021 general meeting to share her passion for veggie gardening, food justice, and plant-based...

How Do You Effectively Engage School Districts?

By Liz Duda, Past Chair, Communications & Advocacy, ESMMYC Liz Duda Presents on Adapting to Change, Leveraging Partners and Having an Impact at 2021 Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities May 20, 2021 (York County, SC) I recently presented on “Adapting to...

ESMMYC Input at York County Council Public Hearing

Re: Public Input on Community Needs and Priorities for Housing, Public Facilities, and Economic Development This testimony for the March 25th public hearing on community needs and priorities is on behalf of the Bike/Ped Coalition (BPC) of York County and Eat Smart...

Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats with CN2 Today

by Elizabeth W. Duda Feb. 11, 2021 (Tega Cay, SC) "Heart-healthy treats” are great ways to say, “I love you!” Check out these healthy, tasty Valentine's Day treats that Tega Cay Healthy Kids prepared in this CN2 Today segment. And learn more about Eat Smart Move More...

My Tenure as Chair of Eat Smart Move More York County

by Elizabeth W. Duda Feb. 1, 2021 (York County, SC) Stepping down as chair of Eat Smart Move More York County (ESMMYC), I reflect here on my evolution at ESMMYC, the commitment I made, what we accomplished, what I am most proud of, and going forward. I was excited for...