at Rawls Creek Park at Friargates
Community organizations and community members have partnered with
the Town of Irmo to create a one-of-kind Community Garden at
1113 Friargates Boulevard
Our mission is to
Inform, Educate, Inspire, and Empower
people how to live a healthier, more productive, and wholesome
lifestyle through embracing an intuitive mindset for
Discovering the Future….Today.
In addition to the Garden itself, there will be an overhead-covered Pavilion that will serve as an Outdoor Learning Laboratory for students officially enrolled in after-school programs, as well as for use by other civic and community groups.
Themed lessons focusing on Math, Science, and Nutrition can be enhanced in this Outdoor Classroom setting and become an integral part of the Educational process for Children, Teachers, and Parents. There will be future opportunities where Volunteers can help with the year-round process of planning, planting, nurturing, and harvesting produce for donation to the local food bank.
This garden’s design and setting can also serve as a retreat or an escape paradise from the fast-paced routine of everyday life for individuals who live in the neighborhood. It’s a well-known fact that the practice of gardening can easily facilitate conversations with strangers. And such conversations can become a spread of knowledge and wisdom that can inspire or empower others to become more successful Gardeners themselves. And what better way to encourage such a transfer of knowledge than through a thoughtfully designed “ADA Compliant” Senior’s Garden that will be right next to the craftily designed Children’s “Zigzag Wall” Garden!
In addition to the beneficial interaction between gardeners, a Community Garden also has a tendency of creating a more cooperative and helpful bond between citizens. Yes, community gardening has a great potential for bringing people together, and for building and enhancing relationships.