BUTTERFLY BOOK NOOK: Pollinator & Storytime Garden

Kick Off: Saturday, September 29 from 4-6pm @ 1020 King Street COME IN! COME IN!     Butterfly Book Nook offers a colorful, free community space to the neighborhood  to share stories, dance, read, sing, share stories, and so much more.  Butterfly Book Nook, 1020 King Street, was the brainchild of Kim Williams Odom, former librarian at […]

Our Neighborhood Toolkit

To celebrate neighborhoods, Enough Pie collaborator and poet TyQuan Morton wrote this inspiring poem to emphasize the importance of knowing those in your community: Can I borrow some sugar? By TyQuan Morton


You don’t have to be a history buff to know that the Upper Peninsula has deep and important roots. Appreciating the history of this unique area of Charleston can help connect us more deeply to the land, the people, and the culture so we make wise decisions for an inclusive community moving forward. Originally the Upper [...]

ROOTS: Lessons From Detroit

On May 5, 2016, Enough Pie, Lowcountry Local First and The Humanities Council SC hosted "ROOTS: Lessons From Detroit," a Pie Gathering lecture by George N'Namdi, a force in Detroit's art scene for over three decades, at the Greater Refuge Temple Church Fellowship Hall on Huger Street. The N’Namdi Center campus, located in the Sugar Hill Arts [...]

Community Kiosk

The first UP-START community kiosk is complete! UP-Start grant awardee Pamela Simons helped produce an artful, community-centric kiosk in the Upper Peninsula where neighbors and organizations can share key info. The goal is to offer on-the-ground, street-level ways to access news for the neighborhood that is not computer or web dependent. The first community kiosk is located at the intersection of Meeting, Morrison, and Mount Pleasant [...]

Community Steps To Foster Diversity in #CHSArts

At sunset on a chilly autumn Saturday afternoon in late November, nearly 20 men and women from across Charleston came together on the back patio of The Royal American in the Upper Peninsula. We gathered to have a frank conversation and discuss a recent article in Charleston City Paper written by KJ Kearney, founder of H1GHER Learning (an organization that unites kids with [...]

A New Incentivized Zoning Ordinance

Charleston’s most progressive zoning ordinance was approved for recommendation to City Council last night at 2 George. The Planning Commission unanimously passed THE UPPER PENINSULA (UP) DISTRICT, a new base zoning district, last night after the public and members of the Upper Peninsula Initiative’s task forces offered their support for the ordinance, inspired by work in Portland, Oregon. The […]

Mayoral Forum on Race Equity

Friday, September 18th Burke High School Auditorium 5-9pm: Voter Registration 6:30-8pm: Mayoral Forum on Race Equity Enough Pie, South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development, and YWCA of Greater Charleston are coming together to host a Mayoral Forum on Race Equity. This community-led forum, supported by a list of endorsing organizations, will address race equity in Charleston, including themes of criminal justice [...]

The Muster Plan Report

Without further ado, here it is: The Muster plan report! We’re so excited to share these results with you, and hope you find it as inspiring as we have. The responses collected reflect a wide range of needs/wants for the upper peninsula, each idea more empowering than the last. Please don’t hesitate to share any thoughts, […]

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