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Greetings Plant Swappers!

This weekend will be the first-ever Elliotborough Park and Community Garden Plant Swap! You’re invited to discover the best-kept neighborhood park secret in Charleston AND swap plants with fellow gardeners.  Afterwards, check out our community vegetable gardens and see the progress on a new Clemson Architecture vertical vegetable wall.

For those who have seen the Park Circle plant swaps, we will be following a similar format. BRING SOME PLANTS AND INVITE A FRIEND!

WHAT: Yard plants, herbs, shrubs/trees, vegetable or flower seedlings, bulbs, or garden tools/accessories are all welcome! (I’ll be bringing a variety of herbs, roses, and other plants)
WHERE: Elliotborough Park and Community Garden, 134 Line St. (Downtown Charleston)
WHEN: SATURDAY APRIL 16 @ 1pm (advise 10 min early for setup)

Google Map:


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Here is the lastest updates regarding Fields to Families. Please note changes in contact information and updated opportunties below!

Farmers Markets

Many of you have expressed interest in helping with the Farmer’s Markets. Depending on the location, you will be at a table, talking to attendees of the market about the mission, accepting dontations, and in some cases collecting produce for recipient agencies. If you are still interested in helping out this year, please contact the respective leader for each market.


Volunteer Co coordinator –
Danielle Tucker
Mt. Pleasant
Volunteer Co coordinators –
Jim Calhoun
Ann Calhoun


Volunteer Coordinator
Marjorie Veneziano

843.851.5343 or  843.607.4519

North Charleston Farmers Market NEW!!

Volunteer Coordinator

Melissa Wagner

Daniel Island Farmers Market is now in need of a Volunteer Coordinator.


We are currently in the process of creating a new Events Committee that will be meeting regularly to plan, seek out, and participate in events. If you only want to volunteer at specific events, please see opportunities below.

Night Heron Park
Help celebrate Earthday by sharing the mission of Fields to Families with residents and visitors of Kiawah. Volunteers can either hand out information or participate in hands-on activity of making paper pots, filling them with soil with children and planting seeds.
Park Circle
If you are interested in doing a hands-on activity this Earthday weekend, come out to North Charleston and participate in hands-on activity of making paper pots, filling them with soil with children and planting seeds.

Charleston Eco Fashion Event 

April 22, 2011 – Earth Day
7:00 – 9:00 p.m
Michael Mitchell Gallery
Tickets – $20 (a portion of proceeds benefit Fields to Families)
We will continue to send out email notifications of gleaning opportunities. If you are interested in receiving training to lead gleanings, please contact us.

Fields to Families currently has one main garden in Moncks Corner in partnership with Junior League, Whole Foods, and 4-H but if you live in that area and would like to get involved, please contact Phyllis Ford at <phyllisford@bellsouth.net> or 843.766.8234

We are also partnering with a local non-profit project called Sweetgrass Garden Co-op on Johns Island that donates their produce to the hungry. Their garden is located at 3105 Plowground Rd. Johns Island, SC 29455. If you are interested in having a group come out to help or simply wish to volunteer on your own, please contact Dale Snyder at dale.snyder@att.net or 843-270-0889. They have a variety of volunteer opportunities from planting to construction.
For questions or further information, please email info@fieldstofamilies.org

We look forward to seeing you all this Spring!!

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Event Details:
Charleston Eco Fashion Event
April 22, 2011 – Earth Day
7:00 – 9:00 p.m
Michael Mitchell Gallery
Tickets – $20
Tickets can be purchased at http://charlestonecofashion.eventbrite.com/

Charleston Eco Fashion Event will showcase independent fashion designers that are making strides to support and embrace responsible philosophies.  The event seeks to promote environmentally conscious trends in fashion and to applaud and support designers who are shaping these trends. 

Featured designers include: Caroline Baker, Rachel Gordon and Natahsa Madan.



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Whale of a Sale!!

Come out to the annual Junior League’s Whale of a Sale this weekend! The Junior League is a dedicated partner with Fields to Families and this event helps them to support our cause.

Whale of a Sale Promo from BRITESIDE PRODUCTIONS on Vimeo.

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Oyster Roast!!

Join us Sunday November 7th, 2010 on Bowen’s Island for our first ever Oyster Roast!

There will be fresh all-you-can-eat local oysters, hot dogs, and beverages included in the ticket. Alcohol is BYOB.

$20 Advance and $25 at the Dock.

Contact info@fieldstofamilies.org for advance tickets and RSVP on our Facebook page!

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Photo by Wade Spees of Post and Courier

The Bogarden:
Community Garden at the Corner of Bogard and Rutledge

Bogarden Updates!

After a long, hot, dry summer we are so relieved that Fall is finally here!! Over the last few months we have tried to keep the garden watered while battling the weeds. We had a work group from the College of Charleston come out and help us in partnership with Keep Charleston Beautiful as well as a number of awesome individuals throughout the hot months!

We were able to harvest lots of peppers, basil, okra, beans, cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupe, squash, and tomatoes from the garden.

To get the garden ready for our fall veggies, we have partnered with Charleston Stump Stompers to have some ground stumps and trees placed on the site to help reduce weeds and act as a ground cover.

We also received an awesome donation of worm compost and castings from Organic Gardening Supply INC! and we will have new equipment thanks to the Coastal Community Foundation’s New Fund.

Bogarden Work-Day!

This Saturday October 16, 2010 Fritz will be out at the garden from 11-3.
Tasks: Spreading Mulch, Weeding, Sign Painting, and veggie planting.

We will break for lunch around 1pm… please bring a potluck dish to share!


Any gardening tools, gloves, sun screen, hats, water, potluck dish or drink (with serving utensils), a bowl/fork/spoon, a friend, random fun objects to beautify the garden, and a donation if possible (tomato cages, bamboo sections, scrap wood, outdoor paint, flowers, paint brushes, brick, and mulch are all on the want list.

If you cannot stay long, please just stop by and check out how AWESOME the garden is looking 🙂 If you cannot make it, please reply to thebogarden@gmail.com with any questions or days that you are interested in volunteering.

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Comings and goings…

Past Events:

Day of Caring

This September 14th,2010 Fields to Families was joined by Santee Cooper for the Day of Caring in Moncks Corner, SC. Their crew came rolling-in with a dump truck full of supplies, ready to help our garden! With our powers combined, we built four new lasagna-style garden beds, re-bedded two three older beds, and installed shelving into our Whole Foods shedquarters. Check out the pictures HERE.

Volunteer Party!

On Sunday September 19th we had our Volunteer Appreciation Party at the North Charleston Felix C. Davis Community Center. With the hard work of Board members Lindsey Salmony and Mimi Rose for the coordination of this beautiful event! The food was provided by Whole Foods, Harris Teeter and Cupcake at it was sooo delicious. What we did not finish was shared with My Sister’s House, so as usual, nothing went to waste! We all sat at tables adorned with gorgeous planters from Hidden Pond Nursery which were given our to community partners at the end. Our Volunteers of the Year were Ann and Jim Calhoun which received a generous gift card from FIG restaurant. To see more pictures click HERE.

Future Events:

Charleston Green Fair!

Sunday, September 26th, 2010 from 12-6

Join us in Marion Square from 12-6 as we spread the word about Fields to Families at the Local Food Tent in conjunction with our partners Lowcountry Local First. Their will be businesses, non-profits, food vendors, music, drinks, and plenty of good green fun!

Click HERE for more information.


Check out this amazing calendar from http://www.cottage-industrialist.com that helps us keep up with our seasonal veggies!!

Click the following link to download the rest of the year! http://www.cottage-industrialist.com/blog/2010/2/28/calendars-part-deux.html

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