Lend a hand and help design a brand new community garden (updated)

Image by Flickr user programwitch

Update June 2:

This Saturday, June 5th, the team behind the Bogarden will be out at the garden from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are looking for volunteers to help out with weeding, sign painting, brick laying, and some good old fashion learning about gardening.

So, what should you bring? Here's a heads up from the Facebook event:

Any gardening tools, gloves, sun screen, hats, water, potluck dish or drink (with serving utensils), a bowl/fork/spoon, a friend, random fun objects to beautify the garden, and a donation if possible (tomato cages, bamboo sections, scrap wood, outdoor paint, flowers, paint brushes, brick, and mulch are all on the want list... and money is always nice).

Also, there are some exciting Bogarden updates to share.

An awesome rainwater harvesting system has been installed for the garden and Tractor Supply has donated 30 tomato and pepper plants to the cause. The following veggies have been harvested in the last two weeks: green beans, jalapenos, mesclun lettuce, collards, potatoes, basil, banana peppers, sugar snap peas, carrots and cherry tomatoes. Soon the Bogarden will be overflowing with tomatoes - don't be shy, walk by and grab one.

First reporting:

There's a new garden in the neighborhood!

Come out to the site on the corner of Rutledge and Bogard for an hour or the whole day on Saturday, February 20th, and help clean-up and design downtown Charleston's newest green space. Here are the details we've got from the Facebook event invitation:

Clean-Up: ~Saturday, February 20th @ 1:00pm, we will be having a clean up session on the site to pick up trash, spread mulch and build a fence. Please wear gloves, dress for the weather, and bring water. Garden Design Meet-up: ~Saturday, February 20th @ 4:30pm, we will be hosting a neighborhood cook-out (spicy black bean burgers!!!!) where we will be voting on different designs, finding out what people would like to see in this space, and planning the first work day. We will be passing out trays of seedlings and teaching anyone interested how to start your own seeds.

Take a peek at the invite for yourself, and go ahead and click the 'Attending' button if you've got time to beautify a spot downtown.