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MUSC Urban Farm

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Background

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 quality of life through education, research and patient care, MUSC has chosen to develop a half-acre of the North Garden as an educational garden with the goal of creating opportunities for South Carolina residents to learn how to eat for health.
Our Mission

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 Farm will host educational programs throughout the growing season demonstrating accessible, preventative approaches that can improve diet and impact health.

Our Crops Our organic Farm will operate year round, with produce planted and harvested during the spring and fall growing seasons. Over 40 varieties of vegetables, fruit, and herbs grown in South Carolina can be found in the farm, click here to download information on how to plant, grow, harvest and eat each of these unique and nutritionally valuable crops.
 
 
 

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