Peachy the Magazine June July 2014 - Page 128

Green Space Make-Overs ENGAGED COMMUNITY BUILDING Since its inception in 2007, the Charleston Parks Conservancy has grown steadily, developing four main tenets of work: gardening in public parks, restoring and refreshing parks, developing community gardens, and educating Charlestonians on how to create and maintain their parks. Charleston boasts more than 120 parks and greenspaces, which, in total, comprise more than 1,800 acres. The conservancy has taken on more [