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What’s Growing On
Written By: 
Jennifer Salane

Spread your roots across the city in gardens that thrive on a little community TLC


Brookgreen Gardens
Get down and dirty with more than 300 volunteers in the year-round operation and preservation of this National Historic Landmark. (843) 235-6048, brookgreen.org

Children’s Garden Project
Youngsters dig in to area neighborhoods as part of a hands-on learning experience. Plant a seed, watch it grow, then take home what’s flourished! (843) 478-3748, childrensgardenproject.org

Fields to Families
Be a leader in the field by harvesting fruits and vegetables at a farm or cultivating crops at home in an effort to end hunger. (843) 388-2487, fieldstofamilies.org

Park Angels
Make our parks your pet project by joining the Charleston Parks Conservancy movement to revitalize public green spaces. (843) 724-5003, charlestonparksconservancy.org

Philip Simmons Children’s Garden
Help grow a garden from the ground up. Begun in 2001, this work in progress is embedded with statues and Simmons’ wrought-iron fences. (843) 830-4674, simmonschildrensgarden.com
   
Stewards of Hampton Park
Green your thumb at the City Greenhouse, where your garden skills will blossom. Sow seeds alongside horticulturists, propagate annuals, and learn as you go. (843) 958-6434, charlestoncity.info

—Jennifer Salane




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