Gardening For Good has been growing our community’s gardening space and knowledge base with new sites and educational offerings across Greenville County.
On the ground, the West End Neighborhood Association Community Garden got its brand new garden built, planted, up and going on CITGO gas station property at the edge of downtown Greenville. Lots of great food access work is happening at that site, as CITGO owners are also working on increasing healthy options and labeling them through LiveWell on the Menu.
There’s more to come as early fall gardens sprout up at Shady Grove Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant Community Center, Valley Brook Church and Pleasant Valley Connection through the Partnerships to Improve Community Health federal grant funding.
Sustaining and getting the most from these gardens takes know-how. That’s why LiveWell supported Gardening for Good’s Community Garden Summit in spring 2015, as well as a Summer Education Series with classes on topics such as edible landscaping and food fermentation.
Education helps ensure people get the most out of their experiences growing, preserving, and sharing fresh healthy foods. Learn more about Gardening For Good here.
This effort is supported in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Partnerships to Improve Community Health grant.