Amy Dabbs

Area Horticulture Agent
Master Gardener Coordinator
Horticulture Program Team, Berkeley County Cooperative Extension Office, Charleston County Cooperative Extension Office, Dorchester County Cooperative Extension Office

Office: Charleston
Phone: 843-730-5208


 Educational Background

M.S. Horticulture
Clemson University 1997

B.S. Agricultural Educatio
Clemson University 1993

 Courses Taught

Tri-County Master Gardener Course
School Gardening for SC Educators
Master Gardener Advanced Training School and Community Gardening
Carolina Yards Gardening School
Sustainable Small Farms & Backyards


Amy is the Clemson Extension Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator for Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. She has a Masters Degree in Horticulture from Clemson University specializing in horticulture therapy. Amy spent ten years at the South Carolina Botanical Garden as a registered horticultural therapist where she coordinated the after school children's gardening program, Sprouting Wings. As an Area Horticulture Agent working with a large urban audience in the Lowcountry, Amy enjoys teaching the public about native plants, composting, pollinator gardening, family friendly gardening, edibles and perennials. Amy has partnered with the College of Charleston’s Farm to School Initiative to provide online training and technical support to area educators interested in starting and improving school gardens. She is also a regular contributor to the Post & Courier Newspaper and appears regularly on the SCETV gardening show “Making It Grow”.


Bowen, D., A. Dabbs, G. Dickert, B. Landford, W. Massey, and C. Tanner. (2012). Starting a Community Garden. Clemson Cooperative Extension Publication.

Dabbs, A.L. (2011) Swamp Leatherflower. Clemson Cooperative Extension Publication.

Dabbs, A.L. (2009) Worm Composting. Clemson Cooperative Extension Publication.

Dabbs, A.L. (2012) Foamflower. Clemson Cooperative Extension Publication.

Dabbs, A.L. (2015)Sow Seeds Now for Spring Blooms. Clemson Cooperative Extension Publication.

Dabbs, A.L. (2015) Attracting Hummingbirds. Clemson Cooperative Extension Publication.

Moraganello,K.C., Dabbs, A.L. (2015) Gardening with Native Plants. Naturally Kiawah.


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