Have you checked out the Simpsonville Harmony Garden lately?
Located on Academy Street, the garden was started/founded in 2012 and sponsored by Lowe’s. The Garden features 6600 sq. ft. of gardening area with in ground rows and raised beds. The garden uses conventional practices of gardening with planting in the fall and spring seasons. On site consists of a tool shed, compost bins, sprinkler irrigation, shelter, and restrooms (located inside art center).
Louise Barrett is our current Master Gardener. She is employed with Lowe’s. Dianne Carson, who runs the Simpsonville Farmers’ Market, was our first Master Gardener.
Some of the plants include tomatoes, peppers, squash, okra, beans, cabbage, potatoes, etc. In the One Simpsonville spirit, the food, when harvested, is donated to a local food pantry.
The Master Gardener is assisted by volunteers (she can always use more!). The recreation maintenance staff contributes by preparing the site each season.
Harmony Garden Mission Statement:
1. Plant vegetables and flowers.
2. Create an attractive, beneficial, and edible garden.
3. Teach and grow.
4. Share our bounty with the community.
5. Take pride in accomplishing our goal.
Thanks to Lou Hutchings for the photos!