The Hidden Hands Project


Work on the Hidden Hands Garden began on April 28, 2019 following a groundbreaking ceremony. This garden will demonstrate the many techniques, seeds, and agricultural methods that were introduced by both African and Native American enslaved peoples. This garden plot will highlight the difference between sustenance crops, cash crops and demonstrate how the crop varieties have changed overtime. 

The Hidden Hands Garden was recently featured in The College Today. Check out the article here.

On October 24, 2020, the graduate program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies hosted an event entitled "Gullah/Geechee Freedom Celebration." The performance was in reconition of October's designation of Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness month. To read more about this event, check out this article about the event in The College Today.

We are honored to be a part of the Gullah/Geechee Freedom Celebration, thank you Queen Quet for coming to the Stono...

Posted by CofC Graduate Program in Environmental Studies on Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Below is the design for the Hidden Hands Garden once installation is complete. 

Hidden Hands Garden Plan

Want to learn more about the Hidden Hands Garden? Join us for one of our workdays or click here.

Check out the Center of the Study of Slavery Brown Bag Series, Current EVSS/MPA student Trent Humphrey discusses the Hidden Hands Project on CofC Campus