The Urban Farm

MUSC Urban Farm is closed indefinitely. Please check our social media for updates on future satellite farms, as well as volunteer information. For questions please email

Who We Are

The mission of the MUSC Urban Farm is to build a healthier community by growing crops and social connections while educating and inspiring people with local, nutritious, and delicious food.

The MUSC Urban Farm provides a place where students, faculty, staff, patients and the Charleston community can come together to learn about the connection between food and health. The .5 acre farm, located on the corner of Bee & President Streets, hosts workshops, seminars, volunteer workdays, tours, and events. 

Participants are educated on the value of incorporating vegetables into their diets from planting seeds to preparing food in a healthy and sustainable way. The MUSC Urban Farm provides year round demonstrations on accessible, preventative approaches to improve diet and positively impact health.

What We Do


We host seasonal educational programs both in person and digital format on a range of topics from organic gardening to healthy food and nutrition.

What We Offer


Students, staff, and community members are encouraged to become involved in the Urban Farm as active participants. Volunteers are the key to sustaining a successful project. Go to our Volunteer Page for weekly opportunities. 

Group Activities and Tours

The MUSC Urban Farm team is available to host private group tasting tours, corporate programs, and departmental activities at the Urban Farm or at your location.

Host an Event at the Farm

The farm and outdoor kitchen are available to rent for events, parties, and meetings.

Informational Guides

Browse our library of informational guides, handouts, and crop sheets for creating a healthy lifestyle including starting an urban growing space. 

Learn about how to be a better steward to our urban bees and what we are doing to promote a habitat for urban pollinators

Why It Matters

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is a public institution of higher learning dedicated to providing an excellent, collaborative education to our students, delivering highest quality, state-of-the-art patient-centered care, being a world leader in the creation of new knowledge and its application, and serving the health care needs of the citizens of South Carolina while expanding outreach to people throughout the world. 

South Carolina is currently facing public health concerns related to poor diet and health behaviors and professionals across the state are working toward solutions for a healthier population. In keeping with our mission to improve health and maximize the quality of life through education, research, and patient care, MUSC maintains a half-acre educational garden creating opportunities for South Carolina residents to learn how to eat for health.

Schedule a Group Visit or Event

MUSC Urban Farm Volunteer eats a turnip

The MUSC Urban Farm is available upon request for group tours, educational programs, events, parties, kitchen rentals, or meetings.

Please send an email with your event details to and we will follow up with you within 4 business days.

To rent the outdoor kitchen for a party or event, please review the Urban Kitchen Best Practices Toolkit here.

Useful Resources

MUSC Urban Farm pepper harvest

Use the Tool Kit to browse useful resources on how to create a healthier lifestyle

Guides for Creating & Maintaining Gardens

Research indicates that people who have ready access to gardens eat more plant-based foods, contributing to a healthier diet. Here are some of the "how to guides" to encourage starting or expanding a garden.

Lifestyle Handouts 

While not related to gardening, the following documents can help in the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.

Partner Organizations