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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

July 27, 2021 (York County, SC) Ready about the formation of a York County Food Policy Council, as shared by
Wholespire York County leadership team member, Lynn Shanklin Caldwell, in our June 2021 general membership meeting.

Food Advocate Shares Her Story at ESMMYC Meeting

Food Advocate Shares Her Story at ESMMYC Meeting

June 20, 2021 (York County, SC) Winthrop University master’s student, Demetria L. Cox-Thomas, shared her passion for veggie gardening, food justice and plant-based cooking at our April 2021 general meeting. Majoring in human nutrition, she already has experienced and accomplished so much!

My Tenure as Chair of Eat Smart Move More York County

Feb. 1, 2021 (York County, SC) Stepping down as chair of Eat Smart Move More York County (ESMMYC), Liz Duda reflects on her evolution at ESMMYC, the commitment she made, what ESMMYC accomplished, what she is most proud of, and going forward.

ESMMYC 2020 in Review, & Look Forward

Dec. 31, 2020 (York County, SC) The year was not what anyone planned. But Eat Smart Move More York County (ESMMYC) did our best to support our community. As a coalition, ESMMYC communicated with our partners, members and the public. We responded to community needs to help address food insecurity, mental and physical health, and wellness.

ESMMYC Meeting Featured Muni Parks & Rec Leaders – Notes

Oct. 13, 2020 (York County, SC) ESMMYC’s October general membership meeting featured leaders of Parks and Recreation Departments from across York County municipalities! We learned about programming, participation and safety measures in the current environment; and going forward, plans and expectations. Leaders also responded to questions from the audience.

ESMMYC Shared Mindfulness & Meditation at April General Membership Meeting

Apr. 19, 2020 (York County, SC) ESMMYC leadership team members, Sara Cain-da Costa of Synergy Yoga Wellness and Janet Wojcik of Winthrop University, shared mindfulness and meditation techniques for stress reduction, concentration and focus. Critically important in this challenging time, these approaches can also be used for management of pain, chronic illness, and weight.

ESMMYC Feb. 2020 Meeting Summary – Healthy Bucks

Mar. 24, 2020 (York County, SC) ESMMYC welcomed Kelsey Allen to our February 11, 2020, general membership meeting. She spoke about Eat Smart Move More South Carolina (ESMMSC) work on House Bill H-32-50 on Healthy Bucks. Lynn Caldwell discussed ESMMYC Access to Healthy Foods work. The meeting concluded with a roundtable discussion.

ESMMYC Volunteers at The Community Café

Fort Mill, SC (Jan. 5, 2020) ESMMYC took a field trip for our August 2019 general meeting! We volunteered with a food truck serving free meals in lower-income communities. The Community Café works to reduce food insecurity in Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Lake Wylie and Tega Cay.

SNAP-Education at the October ESMMYC Meeting

York County, SC (Oct. 13, 2019) The October ESMMYC meeting included SNAP-Education program information, a lesson in healthy eating, and a live demo of healthy spinach chicken quesadillas, with substantial samples! SNAP-Ed promotes healthy lifestyles, especially for at-risk population groups experiencing the greatest burden of chronic disease.