Our culture, our community, our sense of place-these are all tied inextricably to the land. Upstate Forever’s Land Trust Program seeks to protect these incredible special places that contribute to the culture and sense of place of our communities.
The terms of a conservation agreement are negotiated around the kitchen table, and vary greatly depending on the landowner’s plans for their property.
Join Slow Food Upstate and Upstate Forever as we gather around the table and share a meal together, and learn about the Land Trust Program at Bio-Way Farms. Generously sponsored by Wholefoods Market in Greenville, enjoy a delicious meal from local farms to benefit the Upstate Forever Land Trust Program.
“There’s a peace in knowing that when we’re gone, this farm will always remain.”
The Late John Palmer, Owner of Greenbrier Farms
July 12, 5:30-8:30 pm
Bio-Way Farms 197 Bio Way, Ware Shoals, SC 29692
About Upstate Forever
Upstate Forever currently protects nearly 18,500 acres on 97 properties through a tool called a conservation agreement. A conservation agreement (also called a conservation easement) is a voluntary agreement between a landowner and a land trust, which allows the landowner to legally restrict certain undesirable land uses from occurring on his or her property.
Upstate Forever was awarded accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission in 2008, an achievement that proves they meet the highest standards of their profession.