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Greer Community Garden Grows

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An Upstate community is coming together to grow and to give back.

In Greer, a community garden is encouraging people to reserve a plot of land for free, and maintain it.

Cheryl Moore of Greer Memorial Hospital organized the project.

"We have people out here, like myself who had never had a garden," Moore said, "and then we've got people who are experienced gardeners. They help each other. It's just become, camaraderie in the community."

This all started last year. Organizers were hoping to have 10 people to take care of the plots. They ended up with 50.

"Just the fact that so many people are interested, says a lot," Moore explained.

This year, they have even more. Now community groups and churches are reaping the benefits too.

"Not only will they enjoy their fresh vegetables when the crops come in, but a lot of times there's so much, that they share with other people."

Buddy Waters, a Master Gardener, is offering advice at the garden to help those with less-than-green thumbs.

"A lot of people have never eaten home grown food," said Waters. "We've had kids out here learning about gardening, which is a hobby that can sustain you for a lifetime."

There are a few plots still available. For information on reserving one, call 864-797-8072.

 

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