Legacy Park Friends is a charitable organization that serves Greenville’s
Legacy Park through fundraising and volunteerism. This public park contains
a large garden area that over the past decade “went to seed” and was
begging for serious restoration. So, over the last 15 months, a small but
mighty group of Hollingsworth neighborhood gardeners have pruned and
cleared dead debris at the park Pavilion gardens and made way for perennial
plantings with design help from Master Gardeners, Kelly Toadvine and Bonnie
Wallin. Several Legacy Park "friends"; purchased, transplanted, and installed
over 125 pollinator-friendly plants. Their blooms already have attracted an
assortment of bees and butterflies. This summer, volunteers can be found
every Tuesday in the early hours watering, pruning, and weeding the garden.
Visitors are welcome to stroll around the perimeter of the gardens to admire
the natural beauty that these volunteers have created. This opportunity to help
maintain the garden is open to all those who love to get their hands dirty! Learn more at legacyparkfriends.com or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Shout out to MG intern, Lana Parke! She helped out at the soil and water/4-H Day camp this summer with a Lake Robinson pollinator garden project and has since adopted a 4-H group at the Unitarian Universalist World of Children. Staff there are now enrolled in the School Gardening for SC Educators program and she has been delivering garden lessons. Patricia Whitener, Extension Associate & County Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development, says “I am always impressed at the breadth of talent and skill and enthusiasm with which our GGMGA allies share their love of all things green!”