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The Happy Berry wins sustainable farming award

Published: December 22, 2014

By Caitlin Herrington

SIX MILE — hose who have been to The Happy Berry in the height of summer to pick blueberries or blackberries know it’s easy to work up a sweat on the 20-acre farm.

But what many don’t know is that spot is, on average, nine degrees warmer than a half-mile down the road — and that’s just the way owner Walker Miller planned it.

Miller and his wife, Ann, have spent the last 35 years working to get their farm to produce crops year-round while interfering with the environment as little as possible. Choosing a plot of land less likely to freeze was just the first of many selective decisions, and their efforts were recognized recently at the annual Carolina Farm Stewardship Association meeting when the group named Walker as Farmer of the Year.

City of Pickens gives first look at Town Creek Bike Park

Published: December 8, 2014

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 Pickens County Courier

City of Pickens officials, Ride Garden officials and community members cut the ribbon at the city’s new Town Creek Bike Park during a recent event.

On Nov. 15, the city, in partnership with Ride Garden, hosted a volunteer day at the park to prepare for the opening. The city hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration the following day. The Town Creek Bike Park is located at 545 Sangamo Road.

A grand opening celebration for the park will be held in early Spring 2015.

Town Creek Bike Park hosts a number of features, including: