Peachy the Magazine June July 2014 - Page 126

Green Space Make-Overs Park ‘angels’ lead community effort C WRITTEN BY Laura Thompson Charleston is known for its gorgeous, historic architecture and its meticulously manicured private gardens but the city’s public green spaces, due to budgetary constraints and seemingly indifference, have not been maintained with the same consistency and devotion. The Charleston Parks Conservancy—green-thumbed ‘angels’—is working to change that by reinvigorating Charleston’s 120 public parks and greenspaces, while engaging and educating the community. 124 PEACHYTHEMAGAZINE.COM