Building Community in the Garden

This weekend marks the second community garden symposium, hosted by Gardening for Good.  On Saturday, Jan. 18, over 100 new, aspiring and experienced gardeners from across the Upstate region will come together at Roper Mountain Science Center for a full day of dynamic speakers and local vendors to help them become successful in the community garden setting.  For those new to gardening, Master Gardeners will present basic tips and insider secrets for getting your “green thumb.”  For those who enjoy the end product of gardening (fresh produce!), local chefs and dietitians will present on how to build a seasonal, healthful menu.  For those looking to start or join a community garden, there are panel discussions with experienced community gardens equipped to answer all of your questions.  No matter your interest or experience, there is something for you to enjoy at the Community Garden Symposium (including lunch catered by the Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery). 

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The goal of the Community Garden Symposium is to equip community gardeners across the Upstate with the tools and knowledge necessary to garden successfully and sustainably in their respective communities.  Already, the community garden movement has expanded rapidly throughout the Upstate and continues to grow everyday.  It is our hope to support this movement by providing community gardeners with the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers, attend workshops, information sessions, panel discussions, and visit vendors to help them become equipped for future gardening ventures.  For the full agenda visit HERE.  And to register visit HERE.

Gardening for Good, a program of Greenville Forward, is a network of local community gardens that builds upon the energy of the community garden movement, coordinates neighborhood redevelopment efforts, improves the health of residents and neighborhoods, and transforms Greenville through gardening.

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