Charleston’s Leading Urban Gardener Shares a Transformative Approach to Food, Nature, and Community

CHARLESTON, SC, February 21, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ — Rita Bachmann, a trailblazing urban gardener, is sowing the seeds of positive change in Charleston and celebrates a historic milestone as the first woman-owned nursery in South Carolina to achieve the prestigious USDA Organic Certification status. This accomplishment is a testament to Rita’s commitment to providing the community with a valuable resource for organic plants.

Founded by dedicated horticulturist Rita Bachmann, Rita’s Roots has swiftly become an inspirational hub for individuals and communities seeking a deeper connection to their food sources and a more sustainable lifestyle. The company offers a diverse range of services and products to empower individuals in transforming their living spaces into flourishing, productive gardens.

USDA Organic Certification stands as a hallmark of excellence, offering a multitude of benefits for both producers and consumers alike. Rita’s Root’s certification underscores a commitment to credibility, signifying strict adherence to rigorous organic standards and fostering trust among consumers seeking authentic organic products.

Beyond building credibility, organic certification opens doors to expanded market access, tapping into Charleston’s ever-growing demand for organic offerings. This certification also champions environmental stewardship, requiring sustainable farming practices that prioritize soil health and biodiversity.

Rita’s Root’s customers can rest assured of their health and wellness as organic products certified by the USDA are free from synthetic pesticides and chemicals, an issue that Bachmann is passionate about. “Embracing this certification is a proactive step toward supporting sustainability and contributing to the global movement for eco-friendly agricultural practices and a resilient food system,” she states.

Bachmann expressed her enthusiasm for the company’s overall mission, stating, “At Rita’s Roots, we believe that everyone can be a steward of the land, no matter how small their living space. Our goal is to empower individuals to grow their own food, reconnect with nature, and contribute to a more sustainable and resilient community.”

As a testament to their dedication to sustainability, Rita’s Roots has recently launched a number of events in the area, further solidifying their standing as a leader in the urban farming movement. Bachmann states, “I am deeply committed to partnering with our city to cultivate a shared understanding of the profound value that sustainable farming brings to our communities. Together, we aim to sow the seeds of knowledge, nurture a sustainable ethos, and cultivate a future where every individual can contribute to a greener, more resilient community.”

Initiatives Included in Transforming the Urban Gardening Landscape:

-Consultation and Installation Services: Rita’s Roots provides personalized consultation and installation services to assist clients in designing and implementing tailored urban gardening solutions. From garden installations to done-for-you planting and garden maintenance, Rita’s Roots offers expert guidance to maximize productivity while minimizing environmental impact.

-Online Store with Certified Organic Plants: In line with its commitment to sustainability, Rita’s Roots operates an online store featuring a thoughtfully curated selection of certified organic plants for sale, all grown in Rita’s Roots organic nursery. This platform allows customers to access high-quality plants conveniently, supporting their journey towards a more sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyle.

-Community Education with Garden Growers Club: Rita’s Roots introduces the Garden Growers Club, an online learning membership empowering the community to grow their own food. With access to a gardening knowledge bank of over 20 years, this tool serves as a valuable resource for individuals looking to enhance their gardening skills and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Upcoming Community Plant Sales:
Saturday, March 2nd | Spring Gardening Kick-Off Plant Sale

Saturday, March 23rd | Warm Season Plant Sale with Charleston Parks Conservancy
Magnolia Park & Community Garden | 720 Magnolia Rd. | Charleston | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday, April 13th | Warm Season Plant Sale at Carolina Honeybee Expo

Saturday, April 27th | Final Plant Sale at Charleston Horticultural Society’s Plantasia

For more information about Rita’s Roots and their services, please visit

Rita’s Roots is a Charleston-based certified organic nursery and urban gardening company founded by horticulturist Rita Bachmann. Dedicated to fostering sustainable living, the company provides consultation and installation services, an online store, an online learning membership and organic plant sales to empower individuals and communities in cultivating their own food. For more information about Rita’s Roots and their services, please visit

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