Re-Fresh Community Gardens
We believe everyone deserves access to local, fresh food at an affordable price. Part of our educational effort includes the work we do through our Re-Fresh Gardens. Whether individuals have a small window box garden, a raised bed, or acreage for in-ground gardening, we want to empower people through the act of growing their own food, while also learning how to support their local farmers who can provide them with access to crops and livestock they are unable to have at home.
The Oconee Cultivation Project’s (OCP) Re-Fresh Community Gardens work to create an educational, shared garden space in food deserts or in areas requesting access to affordable fresh food in Oconee County. Re-Fresh programming provides the community with resources and support to make growing, acquiring, and preparing fresh food accessible for those desiring the opportunity.
Westminster Community Garden
In the fall of 2018, OCP installed 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 is located behind Anderson Park. Members of the Re-Fresh garden, known as Re-Freshers, receive education on planting seasons, best crop choices, and culinary skills through our partnership with Dot's Kitchen.
Walhalla Community Garden
In the winter of 2021, OCP again received funding from the South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development in order to start the Walhalla Community Garden, located off HWY 28 near the Walhalla City Pool. Spots are still available at this location! If you're interested in gardening, or becoming a team member who helps educate our community through the use of community gardens, please complete the form below for more info.