Due to damage sustained as a result of last fall's torrential rains and flooding, South Carolina's Berkeley County Cooperative Extension Service was forced to relocate — and the new office has officially opened its doors.
The new location at 1003 US 52 in Moncks Corner is located in the Berkeley County Administration Building.
“This office is centrally located and very convenient for residents who want to drop off soil samples or bring in plants or come in to ask questions of our experts,” Guinn Wallover, Berkeley County Extension agent, said.
The Extension office is a public outreach division of Clemson University, serving the farmers, landowners, gardeners and business owners that comprise the Palmetto State's $42 billion agriculture and forestry sectors. It also assists youth with agriculture, science, technology, engineering and math pursuits.
The Berkeley County office, one of dozens of offices in all of South Carolina's 46 counties, lost furniture, equipment and supplies in the flooding. The new office is open to Berkeley County residents from 8 a.m. to noon weekdays. For more information call 843-719-4140.