Although community gardens are popping up all over Greenville, the communication and collaboration between them is currently very limited and informal. Through community events, educational seminars, and annual conferences, Gardening for Good will provide a primary connecting point for gardens, neighborhoods, volunteers, garden resource vendors and local food retailers.
The primary component of the community resource center is a robust, easy to use, yet deep web presence. The website is also the primary connecting point between Gardening for Good constituencies. A print community garden manual is scheduled to be released by spring 2013.
The education program is multi-faceted for audiences from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels. Gardening for Good works closely with Clemson Extension and Greater Greenville Master Gardeners to provide monthly seminars related to building, organizing and maintaining community gardens in the Upstate.
All too often, resources to buy tools for community gardens are limited. This problem is especially pronounced in the community garden efforts of low-income neighborhoods. For this reason, a centrally located tool bank will provide tools Gardening for Good members may check out as needed for projects across Greenville County.