Elliotborough Harvest Helps Charleston Homeless
The Charleston Parks Conservancy and volunteers really put the “community” in “community gardening” as they harvested crops from Elliotborough Community Garden and donated them to Crisis Ministries, a Charleston nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless people become self-sufficient again. Crisis Ministries can use the fresh vegetables in its daily meal. The organization has served 1.8 million meals since its founding.
On Dec. 15, Conservancy staff and volunteers harvested lettuces, bok choy, rainbow chard, rosemary, radicchio, mustard greens and kale from the beds at Elliotborough Community Garden. Volunteer Nick D’Allesandro of D’Allesandro’s Pizza provided pizza for lunch.
The Conservancy will be doing another harvest of cabbages, broccoli and more in January. If you’d like to get involved with Elliotborough Community Garden, contact Conservancy horticulturist Kellen Goodell at firstname.lastname@example.org