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Fun for green thumbs & locally made compost

Fun for green thumbs & locally made compost
July 2021

This month's garden happenings

(Left to right) Charleston Parks Conservancy volunteers work in the blooming gardens of Colonial Lake; Stout Ollie Compost is made by River Run Farms near Santee.

July 1 - Virtual Workshop: What to do in the Charleston Garden in July

Want to learn more about July’s garden to-do list? Clemson Cooperative Extension horticulture agent Christopher Burtt shares the scoop in the latest installment of this monthly Charleston Horticultural Society series. Held via Zoom. Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $15; $10 member.

July 7, 14, 21, & 28 - Garden in the Parks

Help the Charleston Parks Conservancy keep Holy City landscapes in fine form. To sign up, e-mail and learn as you work alongside trained horticulturists. Locations vary. Wednesday, 9-11 a.m. Free.

July 17 & 18 - CHS Hort Garden Film Series

Catch acclaimed documentaries The Well-Placed Weed: The Bountiful Life of Ryan Gainey and Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, as well as an Ask the Experts panel featuring Lowcountry gardening professionals. Queen Street Playhouse, 20 Queen St. Check website for times & prices.



The next-best thing to homemade compost? Locally made compost! River Run Farms—which raises grass-fed Angus beef and organic kiwifruit near Santee—sells its own brand of the good stuff, Stout Ollie, at most independent nurseries and feed-and-seeds in the Charleston area. Learn more at