Grant Puts West Ashley Community Garden Halfway to Goal
Thanks to the Lowe’s/KAB Community Improvement Grant, the Magnolia-Sycamore Community is halfway to its goal in raising $40,000 for a new community garden to be built this fall. The $20,000 grant will help fund the Magnolia-Sycamore Community Vegetable Garden, which is the first phase of development for the Urban Environmental and Horticulture Center. The community garden will provide a space to develop skills relating to our food cycle through educational programming, and will focus on meeting needs within the greater Charleston area by providing fresh produce for local food banks.
The garden will be located at the intersection of Sycamore Avenue and Magnolia Road in West Ashley and will consist of new plantings, 48 leased beds and 14 community beds. Also included are storage spaces and a pavilion built by the students of the Clemson School of Architecture.
The community is working hard to reach its fundraising goal of $20,000 by Oct.1
History of the Magnolia-Sycamore project: