The Charleston Tea Plantation is the home of American Classic Tea, tea grown 100% in America. It is located on picturesque Wadmalaw Island in the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Today the Charleston Tea Plantation offers more than just a cup of fresh tea! Thanks to the Bigelow Family, the true working tea farm presents a learning experience unlike any other in the country. Its grounds include 127 acres of tea plants, a working Tea Factory and a charming Plantation Gift Shoppe. They also host events throughout the year including the First Flush Festival, a musical festival to celebrate the first harvest of tea, which featured The Avett Brothers and other local bands this year. In this month’s episode of Cassina TV, we sit down with William Hall, owner of the Tea Plantation, to learn more about this unique Charleston landmark!
In this month’s episode of Cassina TV, we chat with Stephanie Hunt and Tom Bradford of Charleston Moves. Their organization is a local non-profit that believes a bike-friendly region is a healthy, active and fun place to live, work and visit. They advocate mobility by bicycle and on foot for the improved health and well-being of greater Charleston — our people, neighborhoods, business districts and overall economic competitiveness. The group works to create a community connection, making it easier for people who chose to bike or walk to do so safely throughout the City of Charleston. They have had several major successes including the pedestrian lane on the Ravenel Bridge and more recently, a dedicated lane on the Ashley River Bridge. In short, Charleston Moves preaches the bike-friendly gospel in and around the Lowcountry.
In this month’s episode of Cassina TV, we sit down with Hootie & the Blowfish founding band member, Mark Bryan, to learn more about his Charleston-based non-profit, Carolina Studios. Formed in 2001, Carolina Studios helps students learn how to create, arrange, and record music through a software program that is also teaching them valuable computer skills. With a location downtown and a mobile studio, Carolina Studios helps keep kids on track for success.
Situated in the heart of Charleston’s growing tech corridor, BoomTown is a complete online system that leads more Internet home buyers and sellers to your virtual door. This young tech company is on the forefront of digital marketing and boasts many accolades on the local, state and national levels. Coupled with a full suite of marketing and sales tools, the BoomTown way gives real estate agents proven tools to turn clicks into closings. In this episode of Cassina TV, we sit down with company co-founder and CEO Grier Allen for an inside look at their Charleston, SC offices!
The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry was founded in 2003 by local artist Anne Darby Parker to provide children with a safe place to learn and discover through hands-on experiences and activities. The Children’s Museum is a non-profit organization whose mission is to spark imaginations, stimulate curiosity, and encourage problem solving through the power of play for families of all backgrounds. In this episode of Cassina TV, we sit down with McCown Bridges, Marketing Coordinator of the museum, to get an inside look at some of the things that make this place so fun and special for kids of all ages!
Sweetgrass baskets are one of many Charleston icons. The craft of making these baskets with local grasses is a Gullah tradition that can be traced back over 400 years from its west African roots. Originally used for the practical purposes of collecting rice and cotton in the fields, the skill of crafting sweet grass baskets has been passed down from generation to generation, making this cultural art form a significant ancestral story. In our fifth episode of Cassina TV, we sit down with local sweet grass basket makers Corey & Carlene for a look inside their family business and the intricate process that goes into making these unique baskets!
Charleston is world renowned for its rich historical fabric. There are many tour companies in town who specialize in various aspects of the many events of which Charleston has borne witness. In this month’s episode of Cassina TV, we sit down with Tommy Dew of Tommy Dew’s Walking History Tour– who has been specializing in walking tours for many years and is the go-to guy for an informative walk with Charleston’s history.