The Urban Farm

MUSC Urban Farm lush green garden beds

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

Programs

We host seasonal educational programs both in person and digital format on a range of topics from organic gardening to healthy food and nutrition. Sign up for our monthly newsletter through our mailing list or follow us on our social media platforms for updates.

Weekly Free Produce Stand

The MUSC Urban Farm hosts a weekly produce stand every Tuesday 1pm to 2:30pm at the farm kiosk located at 29 ½ Bee Street. Bring a bag and take home a selection of vegetables, fruit, herbs, cut flowers, and seasonal plant seedlings.

What We Offer

Volunteering

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.  Go to our Schedule an Event page for more information and complete the event request form to curate a private experience. 

Host an Event at the Farm

The farm and outdoor kitchen are available to rent for events, parties, and meetings. Go to our Schedule an Event page for more information to plan an event. 

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. 

Health & Safety Plan

The MUSC Urban Farm is committed to providing safe and interactive experiences for people to learn how to eat for health. We strive to provide a free outdoor space to exercise, learn, and access healthy whole fruits and vegetables while maintaining the health and safety of our community. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have established a new model for visitors, volunteers, and programming.

Urban Farm Health and Safety Plan