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Student Garden at Dixie Plantation

While the Student Garden has the potential to grow into its 17-acre allotment, we are currently working just over 3 acres of land. Using a style known as market gardening, all techniques used are both organic and conducted without the assistance of large-scale equipment. One of the most recent additions to the Student Garden is our beloved bees! Through our partnership with the Charleston Area Beekeepers Association (CABA) and a generous donation from Mick Wiser, the Sustainable Agriculture Program has seen the installation of five bee colonies since March 2017.

Meet our Graduate Garden Manager

Sean Dove is the 2017-2018 graduate assistant for the Student Garden. Sean's passion for sustainable agriculture, conservation education, and a hands-on learning approach guided him to this position at Dixie Plantation. At Dixie, Sean manages day-to-day maintenance, planting, harvesting, and scheduling workshops. He is also the liaison for the undergraduate Student Farm and Garden Club.

Sean graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Marine Science. He is a concurrent MES/MPA degree student. Sean is passionate about scuba diving, photography and using social media to educate the public about environmental concerns and how the public can get involved in conservation and sustainable movements. He previously studied in the Galapagos looking at international conservation issues.