In 2014, the East Cooper Land Trust purchased Thornhill Farm with financing from the SC Conservation Bank and Charleston County Rural Greenbelt Program. It is a 94-acre working farm on Highway 17 North in McClellanville. The property is adjacent to 1,000 acres owned by The Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy. The land has been managed as a teaching farm since 2006 and has been important in the growing Farm-to-Table movement in the Charleston area. Historical and current land-management at Thornhill provides an excellent demonstration to both farmers and landowners of innovative production and conservation practices in the Lowcountry including organic production, crop rotation, cover-cropping, pollination habitat, rotational grazing, forage planting, and animal integrated silviculture.