Our Local, Living, Impact

Welcome to Sweetgrass Garden Co-op

En-Soil's corporate, signature cause is alleviating hunger. Twelve percent of Enlightened Soil Corp is owned by the 501(c)3 Sweetgrass Garden Co-op, a not-for-profit farm. Their mission is to grow fresh, naturally grown produce for under-resourced residents of Johns Island and Wadmalaw Island.  

By cultivating a variety of fruits and vegetables and using sustainable methods and good agricultural practices, Sweetgrass Garden has been donating food to those in need and educating volunteers about natural farming techniques, composting, beekeeping, and fighting food insecurity since 2010.

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Volunteer at Sweetgrass.
Volunteers at Sweetgrass.
Sweetgrass Garden is a Climate Action Farm

Sweetgrass Garden Co-op stands as a local exemplar of climate-friendly food production. Everything they do is maximized to be climate friendly. They build up and maintain the soil using cover crops, sheet mulching, raised beds, and Hugelkultur bins, increasing healthy, regenerative soil and carbon drawdown potential. They integrate many animal companions into farm maintenance. Ducks deal with pests, goats assist with weed clearing, and the chicken tractors fertilize the soil. Sweetgrass composts heartily for carbon and nutrient inputs and uses En-Soil Algae, courtesy of Enlightened Soil Corp, to stimulate microbial activity in the soil. 

 

Jennifer Wicker, the host of En-Soil University Educational videos, and a farm manager at Sweetgrass Garden, works with volunteers at the farm, teaching the principles of regenerative farming. She sees education as the most impactful benefit of the Sweetgrass -- volunteers are welcome every weekend to come and experience sustainable farming practices firsthand. Food production may account for 26% of GHG emissions, but our sustainable farms show us we can grow food without harming the planet.

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Child Planting in Greenhouse

Sweetgrass Garden Relies on Volunteers to Fulfill its Mission

Sweetgrass relies on volunteers to fulfill its mission. The farm is supported by individuals and groups from all over Southeast. If you are interested in joining us, come on out on Saturday mornings from 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon.

The address is:

3121 Plow Ground Road, Johns Island, SC 29455

Or, for more information, you can reach out to Jennifer Wicker at 

jennifer.sweetgrass@gmail.com.

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This is Leo the farm cat!
Eggs laid at Sweetgrass!
Baby goats at Sweetgrass!
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"The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”