2010 has been a landmark year for the Carolina Children's Garden at the Clemson Sandhill REC. Garden Programs, begun in fall 2009 and sponsored by the Richland County Master Gardeners and South Carolina Midlands Master Gardeners with funding from the Richland Conservation Commission, continued to grow, attracting hundreds of new faces to the property. There were also many physical changes to the Garden: the Butterfly Garden was revitalized; raised beds (currently sporting fall vegetables) were installed in Mr. McGregor's Garden; Old MacDonald's Farm was planted; the arbors and fences were re-painted; and a worm dig was created near the Carolina Fence Garden. Several local individuals and organizations volunteered their time and expertise to effect these changes (many thanks to each and every one of you!), and big plans are in place for making the Garden even better in 2011 (we can't wait!).
From all of us at the Children's Garden, Happy New Year and Happy Gardening!