Vote: City Roots is in the running for two national contests | Arts & Culture
City Roots, an urban farm located in downtown Columbia, has been selected as one of 10 national finalists in Green America's People & Planet Award for
Green Businesses rewarding green businesses for their contributions to a just and sustainable economy. The top three nominees receiving the most online votes will receive a $5,000 award.
Opened in 2009 by father and son, Robbie and Eric McClam, the 3.5 acre farm is located in Columbia’s Rosewood Neighborhood, 1005 Airport Blvd. It features 75 varieties of fruits and vegetables. City Roots Farm does crop rotations and cover cropping for soil fertility and pest management. The farm also has a large composting operation.
Read more about City Roots and vote by November 30 at http://www.greenamerica.org/green-business-people-and-planet-award/ .
Eric is also one of nine finalists chosen out of more than 100 applicants in the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) search for the “Faces of Farming and Ranching” national spokesperson.
Visit www.fooddialogues.com to read more about Eric and to vote for him. You can vote once daily until December 15. The winner will be selected based on the public vote and interviews with the finalists by a panel of judges.
“I am excited for the recognition for both City Roots and Eric. I encourage folks to vote in both contests. Farming has many faces and settings in South Carolina and all make up the state’s most vital industry,” said South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers.
For more information email Eric McClam at firstname.lastname@example.org
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