North Charleston announces community garden pilot program

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At 11 a.m. this morning, the City of North Charleston will hold a press conference at Miner Crosby Community Center (3901 Paramount Drive) announcing a community garden pilot program that has been established.

The program, which is similar to downtown's Bogarden, designates that gardens will be planted in four neighborhood community centers: Miner Crosby, Northwoods, Liberty Hill, and Gethsemani. Each community center garden will be maintained by the young people that utilize the centers, and if these first four gardens are successful, North Charleston plans to expand the program and include other community centers.

North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey said about the program: "To further the sustainability efforts of the City of North Charleston, the young citizens of our community will be taught how to plant and nurture a garden and reap the benefits for their labors."

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