Today I am out on the greenest place I know. Edisto Island is forty-five minutes south of Charleston on the way to Savannah. There is no stoplight, and no motel. And a fierce group of citizens who like it that way. The island is protected from the developers by the committed dedication of her multicultural citizenry, aided by The Edisto Island Open Land Trust, The Lowcountry Open Land Trust, and the amazing advocacy team led by Dana Beach at the Coastal Conservation League. There is a little history museum, too, that serves to preserve the cultural history of the island. Their big fundraiser is the Plantation Tour of restored and preserved Sea Island Cotton Plantation Houses, in the fall of every year. That event sells out quickly. Part of the draw is the fantastic spread of food by The First Baptist Church, Southern Soul Food at its best, which is served in the historic African American church.