Description: The Carolina Community Farm & Garden is a successful student-run model based on permaculture, leadership development and business practices supported by Sustainable Carolina and the Green Quad. The growing success is contributed to the energy, vision and work of our students and support of our many partners. We aim to take students as dependent consumers and transform them into responsible producers by expanding their knowledge of sustainable agriculture practices, thereby improving their self-sufficiency and resiliency in a changing world. Our diverse and expanding selection of crops has been selected for the local environment and market. We produce seasonal fruits and vegetables in raised beds and in our small orchard.

Address: 1216 Wheat Street Columbia, SC 29208

Phone Number(s): 803-777-7823

Website: http://www.sc.edu/green/garden

Open for Business:

Date / Season Times
February - December Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Special Events:

Event Dates Times
Healthy Carolina Farmer's Market March - October on Tuesday 9:30am - 1:30pm
Rosewood Farmers's Market March - November 2nd & 4th Thursday 4 - 7pm
Spring Garden Carnival Spring Equinox
Sunrise yoga in the Tranquility Garden Spring Equinox
Food Justice Week Second week in April
Bike-In Movie Night TBD April & September
Camp GLEA Last two weeks of June
Farm Week Third week of September

Attractions:

  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Curriculum Based School Activities
  • Edible Landscaping
  • Educational Seminars
  • Farm Work Experience
  • Gardening Experiences
  • Greenhouse
  • Native Plants / Ecology
  • Orchard
  • Pick Your Own / U-Pick
  • Summer Camps
  • Tours / Guided
  • Rainwater Harvesting System
  • Dye Garden
  • Monarch Waystation
  • Vermicomposting System
  • Hydroponics

Special Event Space:

  • Sound System
  • Electricity
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • School Groups
  • Tour Groups
  • Corporate Groups
  • Special Needs Groups
  • Indoor Space / Size
  • Outdoor Space / Size

Direct Sales:

  • Fresh Fruits
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Vegetable Plants
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Dried Herbs
  • Baskets
  • Homemade Soaps / Lotions

Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Restrooms
  • Limited Handicap Accessible
  • Picnic Area
  • Play Area