Looking to the Future
Imagine a beautiful 10-acre site in historical rural Georgetown County, where you can bike or walk through a gentle, woodland setting…. learn about the Gullah-Geechee culture…enjoy creations by Black artists…or visit an agroecology site, where the art of living from the land is reawakening.
This is our vision for the Plantersville Cultural Complex (PCC) — from culturally insightful architectural design to an understanding of agroecology and the benefits of diversity in both social and physical sciences. The future Plantersville Cultural Complex will offer a cultural hub that highlights local history and art while also promoting food justice, healthy activities, educational programs and economic development in rural Georgetown County.
Benefits of the Cultural Complex
Plantersville Cultural Complex utilizes 10 acres of land with a farm, kitchen, nature trails, biking paths, and exhibit and demonstration spaces.
From the creation of new jobs, cultivation of new spaces to growing a healthier food source in a food desert, the space also gives the opportunity to study new agricultural practices for a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow.
For a full description of the Plantersville Cultural Complex, CLICK HERE.
We’ve attracted an impressive range of advisors to guide the development of the PCC. We have a civil engineer, economist, architect, researcher, educator, religious leaders and a state NAACP Vice President. For more details on our PCC Advisors, CLICK HERE.
Defining the Problem
Plantersville, an Historic Gullah Geechee community, is among the most economically and educationally disadvantaged in the region. Economic data from the U.S. Census further shows the economic divide between communities within the same county.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2022 – American Community Survey
Since its inception in 2006, The Village Group has continually developed new programs bringing educational support to hundreds of youth every year combined with experiences that grow their cultural horizons and expand their understanding of history.
Yet, it’s not only the youth of our area we serve. In 2023, we distributed some 28,000 pounds of produce to Plantersville families and served an estimated 18,000 cooked meals. To learn more about our achievements, CLICK HERE.
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