Spade and Clover is a mini-farm cared for by Andrew Werth and John Warren, two artists-turned-farmers growing food for the body and soul. At 26 and 29 years old, the duo has worked on farms in Rhode Island, North Carolina, Washington, and Johns Island (with Joseph Fields Farm through the Lowcountry Local First program). Their desire to live healthier lives and an abundance of creative drive have energized their goal of providing nourishment to the Charleston community through naturally grown plants and earth-friendly practices. Last fall, S&C started using a plot at Dirt Works to grow two acres of flowers, fruits, and vegetables using intensive biodiverse methods. They’ve planted native and heirloom varieties selected for their supreme taste and unique appearance. Their production methods utilize companion planting, cover-cropping, crop rotation, and the mutually beneficial qualities of each cultivar as an alternative to herbicides, pesticides, and over-fertilizing. They sell their produce at the Charleston Farmers Market, the Midway Park Sunday Brunch Farmers Market, and they plan to sell at the Meeting Street Winter’s Farmers Market. In additions to markets, you can also find their products at local restaurants, and you’ll be able to sign up for a CSA in late September.