SC Plants the Seed

Close overlaySC Plants the Seed logo with "Eating well, reading well" text

The goals of SC Plants the Seed are to promote early literacy and lifelong learning, to increase awareness about locally farmed produce, to provide lower income and rural populations the chance to buy healthier foods, and to educate residents about safe food preparation and storage.

All SC Plants the Seed attendees will receive training on nutritional foods and free children’s books. If you spend $5.00 in Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, you will also receive $10.00 worth of SNAP Healthy Bucks tokens to purchase produce from the approved Healthy Bucks farmers. Anyone is able to purchase produce with SNAP, Healthy Bucks tokens, credit cards, debit cards, or cash. DHEC will provide samples to attendees so they can taste recipes that use the produce available.

SC Plants the Seed will take place at the following locations. These events are free and open to the public, and produce is available for purchase from the farmers.

Lee County | Lee County Public Library
200 North Main Street
Bishopville, SC 29010
(803) 484-5921

Spring Hill Community Center
137 Shiver Pond Road
Rembert, SC 29128

Lexington County | Pelion Branch Library
206 Pine Street
Pelion, SC 29123
(803) 785-3272

Orangeburg County | Orangeburg County Library
510 Louis Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 531-4636

If you have any questions, please contact your library at the information above, or Andersen Cook, Statewide Initiatives Coordinator for the SC State Library, at or (803) 545-4432.