This week on Native, host Briana Kurtz is talking the Lowcountry - South Carolina. Welcoming Courtney Hampson, Regional Marketing Director at Palmetto Bluff, and Jay Walea, Director of the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy. Palmetto Bluff is a community unlike any that has come before it: a vibrant residential and recreational preserve enriched by wilderness and wildlife, unspoiled rivers and salt marshes, and the sounds and smells of nature. Jay goes on to explain that his extraordinary land is the platform for Palmetto Bluff's higher purpose: to allow people to experience the magic of the Lowcountry in its ultimate form. Courtney and Jay share that the Lowcountry is known for its easygoing, laid back lifestyle, but one that is also intensely passionate. It is defined by a life dictated by the water, marsh, land, and forest, and a great deal of environmental research occurs here as well. The Lowcountry's rich history, its flavorful food, its vibrant music and its remarkable people all contribute to the foundation from which this special destination has grown in the last decade. This program was brought to you by Edwards VA Ham.
"Palmetto Bluffs has always been blessed with good management and stewards of the land." [6:45]
--Jay Walea on Native
"We tossed around the idea of starting a food and wine event, and we did. We started really small... and we thought wow this is really successful!" [20:25]
--Courtney Hampson on Native