Community rallies to beautify smaller spaces

Image by Flickr user Guerrilla gardeningImage by 20081005garden.jpg Guerilla gardeners at work by night to bring beauty to Glasgow.

While efforts to improve larger parks and spaces are finally starting to get some grassroots support, the community is pulling together to beautify smaller spots.

Two spots near the crosstown are the target of such efforts. The concept of "guerrilla gardening" to somewhat spontaneously add plants and generally beautify unused and neglected spaces will be introduced to Charleston at less-than-guerilla event to beautify A New Leaf Studio at 73 Spring Street.

They're holding the event on Thursday, October 9, from 5 to 9 p.m.

Hop over to The Post and Courier for more on the guerrilla gardening event.

The second event is less philosophical but more deep in purpose: The Ellitborough community has rallied to create the Elliotborough Park and Community Garden at the Old City Garage at 134 Line Street.

That group plans to get together the next two Saturday's before a grand opening on October 25 at 11 a.m.

To get involved with the Community Garden contact Claire Xidis (cxidis [at] motleyrice [dot] com).

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