The David E. Shi Center, a 3400 square foot building situated on the pristine grounds of Furman University in Greenville, has made history from its inception. The building was Southern Living magazine’s first sustainable showcase home. The Shi Center is a Leeds-certified gold structure and offers state-of-the art education in sustainability. It is also a progressive community partner and a launch pad for innovative teaching. (read more…)
Nestled on 125 acres of woodlands in the lush mountains of North Carolina, just a stone’s throw from the Upstate, is an intentional community called Adawehi.
As defined by Wikipedia, “An intentional community is a planned residential community designed from the start to have a high degree of social cohesion and teamwork. The members of an intentional community typically hold a common social, political, religious, or spiritual vision and often follow an alternative lifestyle.” According to the Fellowship for Intentional Community (www.ic.org) there are 160 intentional communities in the United States that have been “built from the ground up”. That is an apt description of Adawehi. (read more…)
There is no adoption fee for cats and the fee for dogs is $35, with reduced fees offered often. This includes (read more…)
If you were a fan of mushrooms before visiting Mushroom Mountain, you will leave there in a state of awe at what nature has bestowed upon us with this easy-to-grow, delicious and incredibly beneficial fungi. At Mushroom Mountain, mushrooms come in many different shapes and sizes and are grown in as many varied mediums—logs, cardboard, plastic bags—as you can imagine. But Mushroom Mountain does not just grow an amazing variety of mushrooms. Sitting on 26 acres in Easley, South Carolina, it is a world-class laboratory and research facility (read more…)
The Upstate is home to a growing number of natural health practitioners and holistic industries that reflect the current tide of renewed interest in the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Food has been called the “magic bullet” in dissipating chronic ailments and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Harriet Belue, co-owner of Belue Farms Natural Market in Boiling Springs, says she was “saved by food”. (read more…)
No one understands the holistic concept of homebuilding like Rodney Leatherman, founder of the EnergySource home. Leatherman’s unique whole systems approach to the home design and building materials used in his affordable, energy efficient homes embraces the concepts of interrelationships and connectivity, important home issues that are frequently overlooked by architects and builders. For example, Leatherman cites the significant differences between the average homeowner’s annual $2,200 energy bill and an EnergySource homeowner’s zero energy bill. (read more…)
If you’re a cat lover and haven’t yet visited Greenville’s Organic Cat Café, you are in for a treat. Located at 123 College Street, right next door to the iconic Café and Then Some, the Organic Cat Café is currently home to 26 resident cats of all colors and stripes.
This brand new business, which opened its doors in November of 2017, is the brainchild of Jennifer Bronzel. She grew up in Germany and talks of the popularity of cat cafés in Europe and Asia, (read more…)
Dr. Kristin Davis, owner of Davis Audiology, chose audiology as a career because she wanted to provide a service to the community and was drawn to being in a health-related field. A small town girl, she is a South Carolina native who earned a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of South Carolina, and a master’s degree in audiology from Memphis State University, before beginning her practice in Greer, South Carolina, in 2008. (read more…)
The Augusta St. Clinic is so well known to area residents it’s considered a landmark. For the past 23 years, Dr. Roger Jaynes, the clinic founder, has offered natural health treatments for conditions ranging from auto-immune disorders to adrenal and thyroid imbalances to Lyme disease. (read more…)
As the planet experiences great changes, both physical and social, many people feel the call for spiritual community. One option for those who want to focus on the positive aspects of their lives is Unity Spiritual Center of Clemson/Anderson. Those individuals who have seen the periodical, The Daily Word, or heard of the 125-year, 24/7 vigilance of prayer, Silent Unity, have already had their lives touched by Unity. (read more…)
Anderson County PAWS is an open-intake shelter that provided help to approximately 7,400 animals last year. Kim Sanders, their director and veterinarian, says the goal of PAWS is to find loving and wonderful homes for each of the 200 dogs and 75 cats that are presently available for adoption. (read more…)
A Tradition at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry
On Friday, November 3, Palmer Distinctive Dentistry hosted their 3rd Annual Free Dental Day for veterans. Palmer created this annual event in order to give back to the community, knowing that veterans do not receive routine dental treatment through the VA. “Everything couldn’t have turned out more perfect…from the volunteers that helped, the businesses that donated, and the veterans that participated, it was truly a perfect day!” exclaims Celia Bridges, the office manager. (read more…)
Mendez and Sallabery are remarkable community leaders, having not only launched what is now PR’s number one health (read more…)
At first glance, the idea of solar energy seems pretty simple. Solar panels on your roof convert sunlight into energy that powers home systems. However, it’s a bit more involved. Don Redman, president of U.S. Energy Solutions based in Taylors, South Carolina, explains that there are different types of solar energy systems available and there are differences associated with each. (read more…)
If you are looking for a one-stop-shop for healing, the Leigh Healing Center may be right up your alley. The practice, formerly known simply as The Healing Center, provides a wide range of wellness practitioners to fill many holistic and alternative healing needs. The practitioners—each previously established as a professional healer on their own—have come together under one roof in order to provide easy access to multiple healing modalities. (read more…)
Dr. Dingledine, a psychotherapist and owner of Greenville Center for Mindfulness, has an interesting background. As a child, growing up in Northampton, Massachusetts, she spent a good deal of time at her grandmother’s house which was furnished with antiques. She learned to love beauty, she says, whether natural or functional. She spent much of her childhood visiting museums, studying artifacts and gazing at landscapes. (read more…)