The Green Heart Project


The Urban Farm at Enston Home

The Green Heart Project builds garden-based experiential learning projects and school garden programs to educate students, connect people, and cultivate community through growing, eating, and celebrating food.

The Urban Farm on the site of the Charleston Housing Authority‘s historic Enston Home property is comprised of 60 raised garden beds, an outdoor farm stand and community pavilion designed by Clemson University School of Architecture. The site plan also includes a future greenhouse and ornamental gardens.   The site plan for the property was designed and executed by Charleston based design and engineering firm SeamonWhiteside.

The farm will increase the Green Heart Project’s total fruit and vegetable production capacity from 2,000 lbs/year to 5,000 lbs/year. Produce will be donated to nearby schools and sold at affordable prices to residents and neighbors.

CHS Hort is pleased to contribute to The Green Heart Project partnership by designing and installing the circular ornamental garden at the heart of urban farm operation. We hope to install additional ornamental gardens as the project continues to take shape.

The circular garden plans were featured on our Fall Garden Tour in 2020 with plans for completion in spring 2021, so please stop by 900 King Street and see this amazing project for yourself!

To learn more about The Green Heart Project and to volunteer at the Urban Farm at Enston Home please sign up directly through their website HERE!


This August, CHS Hort volunteers donned masks and helped complete the filling of 60 raised beds at the Enson Home Urban Garden.

CHS Hort Board Members Brad Goshorn & Evan Brandon are spearheading the design and installation of the circular center ornamental bed.

Proposed ornamental garden design.