Charleston Parks Conservancy Offers Double the Fun During Second Annual Double Dig Volunteer Event

CHARLESTON, S.C. –  The Charleston Parks Conservancy is offering double the fun for local volunteers and double the flowers for several Charleston city parks during the second annual Double Dig volunteer event. The Double Dig, which offers five volunteer opportunities from April 28-May 1, gives participants the chance to help spruce up Charleston parks while learning gardening tips and tricks from local experts.

The name double dig is a play on a horticultural term and the fact that during the first year, the organization offered two opportunities, which it has now increased to five.

Volunteer Park Angels, along with anyone who has an interest in Charleston’s parks, can participate in the Double Dig and no gardening experience is needed. The Conservancy has taken over the maintenance and beautification of several city parks and continues to add more.

“Plenty of people admire the flowerbeds and beauty of our local parks without really thinking about what goes on behind the scenes. This is an opportunity to truly leave your mark on a local park so the next time you visit, you can say, ‘I planted that,'” says Jim Martin, executive director of the Conservancy. “We encourage everyone to connect with their parks and what better way to build that connection than by making the parks as beautiful as they can be?”

Double Dig Schedule:

April 28: 9 a.m. to noon, Chapel Street Fountain Park; and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Elliotborough Park
April 29: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hazel Parker Playground
April 30: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cannon Park
May 1: 9-11 a.m., Windermere Community Garden

Plans for the Double Dig events include planting colorful perennials and small shrubs. The goal for all plantings the Conservancy does is to provide at least nine months of continuous color in addition to using plants suitable for Lowcountry conditions.

For the planting events, bring your own garden gloves, bucket and pruners. For questions or if you plan to attend, contact Paul Wentz at 843-724-5003 or

About the Charleston Parks Conservancy
Founded by businesswoman Darla Moore and headed by prominent horticulturalist Jim Martin, the Charleston Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to further beautifying City of Charleston parks and green spaces. With the help of its Park Angels volunteer force, the Conservancy seeks to rally community support and pride behind the effort to create a lasting movement. For more information about or to support the Charleston Parks Conservancy, please visit

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