Corrine Jones Community Garden Renovation
Located in the northern area of the Charleston peninsula, Corrine Jones Park was one of the Conservancy’s earliest renovation projects. Working with members of the Wagener Terrace neighborhood, the Conservancy raised the money to add a large new playground to the park in 2011 as well as flower beds and plantings that have greatly enhanced this neighborhood park.
Fundraising to build a new Community Garden began in 2018 and was kickstarted with grants from Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Community Partners and from Publix Super Markets Charities. Work in the new community garden began in late summer 2019 as volunteers help build raised planting beds for the garden. After construction was completed, the Conservancy began leasing the 60 community beds to community members to raise personal crops of vegetables and ornamentals.
The garden includes beds managed by the Conservancy for educational instruction and horticultural demonstrations. Produce from these community beds is donated to local food pantries. Each year, the Corrine Jones community beds produce nearly a ton of produce that is donated to area food pantries. Corrine Jones Community Gardens includes a community pavilion and garden tool shed, as well as a unique stormwater cistern. Those interested in learning more about an introduction class, becoming a gardener or volunteering can visit our volunteer pa ge.
The Conservancy also operates two other community gardens, one at Magnolia Park in West Ashley and one at Medway Park on James Island. Both of these serve as community gathering places while giving individuals and families the opportunity to grow their own vegetables.