Here on Tybee, we are always on the lookout for ways to conserve, preserve, and promote environmental awareness. One such project that includes all of those things is the Tybee Community Garden!
This season is off and running! The garden is meant to be a place where the entire community can experience the benefits of growing, gardening, and taking care of our local environment.The first work day this year was March 13th, but you can still get in on the fun! The garden produces year-round and is completely self sustaining. Participants of the project collect rain water and condensation from around the island to water…no city resources are used! There’s even a composting area that uses nature to provide nutrients for all the growing plants.
Plots are available on a first come first served basis, and it is $50 for a 4×8 foot growing space. For information on available plots, and anything else you might need, contact Karen Kelly at 912-786-9719 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently, the garden is for individual consumption and swapping, but hopefully we will see it blossom into a local market with fresh produce for sale! New members are welcome, as long as there are vacant plots available, so make sure to call for information! The garden can always use more supplies, like hoses, rain barrels, and such, so there are plenty of ways to lend a hand!
Last year was so much fun! Just look at some of the plots we had, and the harvest we enjoyed!
There’s nothing quite like getting your hands dirty, working the soil, and harvesting your bounty! Visit Tybee’s Community Garden next time you’re on the island. Its located between the YMCA and the Old School. Stop by, or better yet, reserve a plot and help keep Tybee green! We’d love to see you there!