Please see video recording to view comments by Dr. Elizabeth Davis, Furman University President.

    TATT Updates, Dean Hybl, Executive Director

    Introduction of TATT’s intern, Sandy Abdelnabi, from Wade Hampton High School

    Review of Upstate Vibe page and calendar and COVID-19 Resource page on TATT’s website

    County Updates

    Laurens County – Laurens Chamber of Commerce, Amanda Munyan

    • Vaccination Clinic opened at the Ridge on Monday (Prisma)—22,000 square feet where everything is under one roof; 564 vaccinations this week; tripling their capacity to get it done
    • Learning lessons from COVID: communicate virtually; nonprofit round table, small business roundtable to learn about needs, help make connections, work together on upcoming items
    • Working with LCDC on FIGHT THE SPREAD campaign; videos from residents about why wearing a mask is important
    • MLK Volunteer day: worked on 1.8 mile trail in Laurens County that will connect to Swamp Rabbit Trail connection to Greenville
    • March 6: Partnering with Greenwood County to clean the lake with the help of volunteers
    • Laurens County is pivoting and continuing to work and has a lot to be proud with growth, opportunity and development

    Pickens County – Lover Farms, Brittney Arsiniega

    • Received grant from ACRE
    • Working on food justice as racial justice and social justice
    • Engaging not only in farming (crops, animals), but also trying to be more intentional about community engagement
    • Working with Soteria (helping previously incarcerated men reenter society) to build coop
    • Developing education courses, outdoor classes
    • Girl/Boy Scouts coming to camp at the farm
    • CSA Program
    • Event venue