Young 'Sprouts' work in community garden


The Sprouts, a youth garden club sponsored by Charleston’s Magnolia Garden Club, have joined the city’s community garden. Four of the 11 Sprouts gathered recently for the first workday to plant tomatoes with the aid of community gardeners and CMGC members. CMGC is sponsoring the project and presented the girls with youth tools received through a grant awarded to the garden club by Ames Tools.  The grant application included a request for the tools in order to have the equipment needed to complete several projects with the youth gardeners, including work at the Healing Garden, Charleston Elementary School and community garden. After planting tomatoes, the Sprouts planted Gerber daisies in the bed at the elementary school. Pictured in front (from left) are Sprouts Tynleigh Rae Goodwin, Henley Burt, Betts Murphey and Taylor Kate Goodwin. In back are CMGC members Dot Parker, Sassy Mauldin, Martha Joe Venable, Betty Hardy and Elizabeth Fly.  (Photo special to The Sun-Sentinel)