Urban Gardens on Downtown Campus

Consisting of three distinct spaces, our urban gardens are ideal for attracting newcomers. Students without cars are able to easily participate in the hands-on activities required to produce fruits, vegetables, and herbs as well as attend workshops to broaden their agricultural knowledge. As their interest evolves, some students transition to joining our events at the Stono River Preserve.

Downtown Spaces:

View our campus map, or check out our Virtual Garden Tour!











Warren Place Garden
Location: Warren Place Parking Lot (WP Lot)

WP is our largest garden on-campus. Home to vegetable production beds, banana trees, herbs, flowers, and our beloved compost worms! Our goal is to transform this space into an outdoor education center where students, staff and faculty can reap its harvest and enjoy its beauty. CofC community members are welcome to bring their home compost to the WP composting bin. 













Pollinator Garden
Location: 7 College Way

This garden was given an overhaul as the Sustainable Ag Spring 2017 final project and is now a flourishing pollinator garden. Using skills developed throughout their internship, our interns planned and implemented a vibrant, lasting, interactive space on-campus. Several varieties of fruit as well as herbs and pollinator species can be found here.












Kitchen Garden
Location: 114 Wentworth Street

This garden is devoted to herbs and spices. It can serve as students’ medicine cabinets or spice rack! With one bed full of herbs for healing, another with kitchen spices, and the last one for women’s empowerment, there is quite the variety! We hope this garden encourages people to use plants more and learn how they affect our bodies.

Meet Our Undergraduate Interns

Garden Public Liaison and Downtown Garden Lead: Mikayla Milford 


Mikayla is a second year graduate student in the EVSS program. She graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Conservation Biology and a minor in Italian studies. Following graduation, she moved to the Charleston area and works with Heron Farms as head of restoration and plant science. She is interested in phytoremediation specifically focused on remediation of dredge islands. Mikayla enjoys surfing, being out in the marsh, and hanging out with her bearded dragon Reptar whenever she has free time. 


Grace Meade


Grace Meade is a sophomore undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Geoscience. She is passionate about sustainability and sharing this passion with those around her. Grace loves going to the beach, watching as many sunrises and sunsets as possible and spending time with friends.

Canaan Michel


Canaan Michel is a junior undergraduate student majoring in Public Health and minoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies as well as Spanish. Canaan is passionate about improving the sustainability of food systems through using urban agriculture. She loves working with kids and has been a camp counselor for the past 4 summers. She enjoys going to the beach, listening to live music, and cooking vegetarians dishes. 


Rachel Webster


Rachel is a sophmore undergraduate student majoring in Geology. She is interested in the history of the Earth and finding ways to preserve it. This summer, she is excited to begin a research project working with Dr Them! In her free time, Rachel enjoys playing with her dog Ellie May and traveling as much as possible. She is really excited to be a part of the Downtown Crew!

Madison Boland 


Madison is a senior undergraduate student majoring in Biology with a minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Madison is interested in plant science and exploring ways to sustainably feed the future. She loves spending time at the beach, painting and creating art, and tending to her house plants.