City Roots

South Carolina

An 3.5-acre organic, sustainable farm just southeast of Columbia. Produce, herbs, flowers and mushrooms are all grown here, and there is also got a farm store on-site.

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Nearby South Carolina attractions

1. Robert Mills House & Gardens

2.68 MILES

Robert Mills is best known for designing the Washington Monument, and he's also the architect of this Classical Revival town house. The restored, stately…

2. Columbia Museum of Art

2.75 MILES

One of South Carolina's most impressive collections of European and American art, the CMA was undergoing a $5- million permanent gallery expansion at the…

3. South Carolina State Museum


A Smithsonian-affiliated museum exhibiting collections on the history, culture and geography of South Carolina. Kids will gawk at 'Finn,' the megalodon…

4. Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

4.61 MILES

Considered one of America's top zoos, Riverbanks regularly wins awards for design, animal care and breeding of endangered species. Popular exhibits…

5. Congaree National Park

14.49 MILES

Inky-black water, dyed with tannic acid leached from decaying plant matter. Bone-white cypress stumps like the femurs of long-dead giants. Spanish moss as…