City of West Columbia Plants First Community Garden with PalmettoPride - Community Pride Grant
West Columbia, SC - The groundbreaking for the first City of West Columbia Community Garden took place behind City Hall on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017. The project was funded by the PalmettoPride - Community Pride Grant. One citizen, Bruce Heimburger (pictured), brought tomato plants from home to plant and share. Mr. Heimburger said, “I love gardening and I love to see the community come together for something that is healthy and worthwhile.” The garden is free and open to the public to plant, tend, and harvest.
Pictured above: Bruce Heimburger standing next to plants he brought from home for the community garden.
Pictured below: The planted City of West Columbia Community Garden.
PalmettoPride is a legislative initiative created to fight litter and help beautify South Carolina. Through the foresight and vision of our state legislators, PalmettoPride was created in response to citizens’ concerns regarding the amount of litter in South Carolina. PalmettoPride is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that is a true public/private partnership comprised of state agencies, concerned citizens, corporate sponsors, and community and civic organizations with the stated goal of encouraging “behavioral change” in our citizens about litter.