York resident organizing community garden

Untitled pictureYork, SC (Oct. 11, 2015) York resident Diana Carver is organizing a community garden in downtown York. A planning meeting is at 6 p.m. Oct. 27, 2015, at the Clemson Extension office at 120 N. Congress St. in York.

Community gardens have been organized in Chester, Rock Hill and Lancaster. The picture to the right is of Dee Morgan in the Rock Hill Educational Community Garden on Constitution – an initiative of Winthrop University, City of Rock Hill, and Clemson Master Gardeners to work together to sustain an organic educational community garden.

Diana Carver enjoys gardening and growing healthy food. She thinks other York residents will, too, and she hopes together they can start a community garden. Carver, 27, has been working for several months with York city officials and the Clemson University Extension Service to transform a roughly one-acre field behind the extension’s Congress Street office into a community garden. “I just want people from the community to be able to come together and maybe get to know each other a little better and connect in an environment where people love to garden,” she said.