The Living Wright Foundation invites the public to join us in celebration of Spring and the arrival of our bee hives at the community farm at Senate’s End.
We will gather in The Hall at 320 Senate Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201 on Thursday, May 11th, 2023 for live music, a silent auction, signature cocktails inspired by what’s blooming in the garden, and a menu by Chef John Chiles. Folks can join us for a farm tour at 5 pm with festivities from 6-9 pm. Tickets are $50 in advance and $65 at the door and can be purchased HERE or by RSVPing to [email protected].
Living Wright’s aim is to combat food insecurity in The Midlands by advocating on behalf of, educating, and providing for our community through regenerative farming and gardening techniques. We envision a vibrantly diverse food ecosystem nestled in the Congaree River Basin where visitors can examine their relationship to the land and cultivate healthier food systems.
The Living Wright Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Robert Wright Percival and his father, Dupre Percival, as a way of paying forward the good fortune granted to them by their community. Beginning in 2015, Living Wright’s founders set out to address food insecurity through partnerships with local organizations including Harvest Hope Food Bank, Richland County First Steps, and Zion Lutheran Church, we have provided 426,000 meals to children, seniors, and homeless populations thus far. With just over 2 acres of cultivable land on The Farm @ Senate’s End, our potential is vast to provide upwards of 20,000 lbs of fresh food annually to the over 65,000 food-insecure residents in Richland County both on-site and by connecting folks to community leaders and resources through advocacy and education.
Our dual approach of community engagement and educational resources will allow us to have a direct, measurable impact on food-insecure populations as well as expand our sustainable footprint through partnerships and public workshops. Urban agriculture allows for the development of a variety of environmental, economic, and social benefits to surrounding communities: reducing transportation costs, curbing runoff associated with heavy rainfall, attracting pollinators, and improving air quality.