Both foodies and nutritionists have long touted the benefits of “eating locally.” Well, it’s hard to get more local than a community garden.
Sixty volunteers from Rock Hill community groups and Winthrop University turned out Saturday to prepare the ground for a community vegetable garden off Oakland Avenue. Those involved don’t want to get more specific than that for fear that vegetable poachers would descend on the plot.
This is a pilot program that organizers hope will spread to other neighborhoods across the city. In addition to producing ample crops, the gardens also will help train a new generation in how to tend a backyard garden and help stock their larders with fresh food.