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Byrnes Downs Verge Garden

Location:  Charleston, SC

Day Job:  landscape architect

The Digs:  Backyard, Other

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Blueberries, Carrots, Chile Peppers, Cucumbers, Figs, Jalepeno Peppers, Lavender, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Peas, Potatoes, Rosemary, Strawberries, Tomatoes

Animals:  Dogs

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  My partner, Elizabeth Beak and I wanted to raise our own food but the yard is very shaded. Growing in the public right-of-way was our only option. We had to get an encroachment permit from the City -- the first of its kind in our area.


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  • Posted by: Up and Growing on December 17th, 2014 at 07:07 pm

    Congrats on FotD! Glad you accomplished what you set forth to do. Anything you work hard to do you appreciate more.

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on December 12th, 2013 at 04:08 pm

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day. How's the garden in 2013?

  • Posted by: My Place on December 12th, 2013 at 08:11 am


  • Posted by: Standfield Organic Farms on December 12th, 2013 at 06:08 am

    Congrats on Farmer of the Day and a job well done!! Your place looks awesome!!

  • Posted by: Robin on April 19th, 2012 at 08:57 pm

    Great pics, nice use of space. Beautiful carrots.

  • Posted by: lissakevin on October 24th, 2011 at 02:22 pm

    very inspiring!! congrats on farmer of the day!

  • Posted by: Chris D on October 24th, 2011 at 10:07 am


  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on October 24th, 2011 at 02:50 am

    Congrats on being named Farmer of the Day! Hope you have a great day in the garden!

  • Posted by: Byrnes Downs Verge Garden on June 9th, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crop-Up/20054190997- 8133

    please like "crop up" -- Elizabeth's sustainable ag company:

    creating resilient
    places by bringing
    agriculture and
    community together

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