The first farm of its kind in South Carolina, Dirt Works Incubator Farm is run by Lowcountry Local First. It came to fruition with help from big supporters in the community, like the Limehouse family, who donated the land; Steen Enterprises, which donated a tractor; and architect David Thompson, who designed the packing shed. The property is divided into one- and two-acre lots for up to six farmers to receive business incubation, as well as one acre dedicated to hands-on education and training for apprentices, farmers, and the public. Currently, there are six farmers participating in the program: Jim Martin (Compost In My Shoe), John Warren (Spade & Clover Garden), Jim Marzluff and Claudia Seixas (Sweet Greens Farm), Rita Bachmann and Harleston Towles (Rooting Down Farms). James Walawender managers the Dirt Works teaching acre, manages the site, and mentors the young farmers. On May 16, Dirt Works will be open to the public where you can take a tour and meet all of the farmers.


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