Re-Fresh Community Gardens
OCP Re-Fresh Gardens are established to promote the wise use of natural
and human resources in their city, providing an intergenerational experience in agriculture and conservation to improve economic opportunities in the city. Re-Fresh Gardens are intended to be a resource of fresh foods while also “refreshing” their surrounding community by offering education for its beneficiaries and beautification of the area. The Re-Fresh project will also be offering education in sustainable gardening, nutrition, and cooking.
In the fall of 2018, OCP will be installing its first Re-Fresh Garden with the help of the South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development in the city of Westminster, SC. Re-Fresh: Westminster will be located behind Anderson Park, with installation beginning mid-fall.
No-cost plots will be offered to Westminster community members during the program's first year on a first come, first serve basis. Garden members, known as "Re-Freshers," are asked to participate in a work exchange that contributes produce from the garden to local nonprofit, Dot’s Kitchen.