Category Archives: Family Health

Dr Karen J. Holland to speak at Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, December 7th

The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, a PlantPure Nation pod group that meets monthly (free & open to the public) to educate and support plant-based eating, will be hosting Karen J. Holland DrPH, MPH, BCC as its guest speaker on Wednesday, December 7th at 6:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry at 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton, SC. This presentation has been rescheduled from the October 5th monthly meeting that was cancelled due to the Hurricane Matthew evacuation. Learn more about the Palmetto Plant Eaters at
Dr. Karen J. Holland is a whole-person lifestyle health strategist and founder of Positively Healthy—Concierge Lifestyle Medicine.  She provides consultation for whole-life change to corporations who want to reduce their insurance costs by improving employee wellness, as well as working with communities to facilitate a default healthy lifestyle.  She also accepts individuals and families as clients and comes alongside to help them facilitate lifestyle change and attain optimal whole-person health.

Inaugural Lowcountry VegFest 2016 – on schedule for Oct 22nd

Despite the destruction and devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew on October 8th to Hilton Head Island,SC, the Lowcountry VegFest 2016 Planning Committee has made every effort imaginable to still bring to the island community not only a vegfest but now also a victory party. The Committee encourages island and area residents as well as out-of-town visitors to come together for a day of story sharing, hugging, comforting, and celebrating amidst the vegfest which aims to nourish, educate, and inspire.

The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, a PlantPure Nation pod group which is free & open to the public that meets monthly in Bluffton, SC, is hosting the first ever vegan festival (aka vegfest) in all of South Carolina on Saturday, October 22, 2016 – rain or shine – from 10am to 4pm at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island, SC. The inaugural event is supported by 12 sponsors, over 40 vendors and 8 speakers.

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The Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce that both of their camps received National Accreditation during June 2016. National Accreditation is a rigorous review process that assures that a camp is meeting all standards for safety and financial stability. Black Creek Scout Reservation was granted a five-year accreditation to operate our camp with the current programs, including personal watercraft, zip lines, shooting and climbing.


Assistant Scout Executive, Susie Curtis said, “A team from the National Boy Scout’s Southern Region traveled to our camps and reviewed our operations to ensure we are following the regulations set by National Boy Scouts of America. At the conclusion of our review, they determined that we meet or exceed what is required in all areas. They were extremely impressed with our talented staff and gifted leadership. We achieved this distinction thanks to the leadership of Linda Scovanner, Camp Director;Sam Leathers, Program Director; Nick Scovanner, Camp Ranger; and our incredibly hardworking staff.”

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The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club to host guest speaker

The Palmetto Plant Eaters club, a PlantPure Nation pod group that meets monthly, will be hosting Emily Johnson of Johnson’s Urban Farm as its guest speaker on Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry at 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton, SC. Learn more about the Palmetto Plant Eaters here:
Johnson’s Urban Farm is a new greenhouse, farm, and specialty market on Wild Horse Road on Hilton Head Island, SC, that opened to the public in November 2015. As the region’s only organic greenhouse, Johnson’s Urban Farm provides the community with an important option in fresh, healthy produce. With a full range of delicious organically-grown fruits and vegetables, Johnson’s Urban Farm is committed to offering “farm-to-table” foods for a happy, healthy, and sustainable lifestyle.

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