Girl Scouts plant new garden at Keith School Museum!
Good things are growing at the Keith School Museum on Clements Ferry Road, thanks to the special efforts of Girl Scout Troop 731.
The troop, comprised of girls from Daniel Island, Wando, Cainhoy and Mount Pleasant, meets weekly at the site. A few months ago, they began brainstorming ideas to come up with ways they could give back to the community, the museum and its founder Fred Lincoln, for letting them utilize the site for troop gatherings.
With assistance from troop leaders Lorin Lynch, Anastasia Jones, Gray Hodgden, Beth VanDelden, and Susan Rothberg, the girls decided to create a new garden for the grounds. They conducted research to select the best plants for the site. The junior and cadet members of the troop measured and designed the landscape. Amanda Gabriel, a troop parent, helped guide the process. The garden was installed over two weekends in April.
“We are hoping to donate the garden’s harvest of corn, kale, peppers, and onions to the Baptist church in the neighborhood to help with their free food drives,” said Lynch. “We are also very excited to have a beautiful garden for the community to enjoy among the foot stones of the original schoolhouse.”
Lowcountry Mulch donated the topsoil for the project. And members of Kappa Delta Sorority at College of Charleston provided 20 “extra helping hands” each weekend of the garden build, said Lynch.
“We would like to thank all of our Girl Scouts from Troop 731 for their participation in this project,” she added. “And we are excited to continue it for years to come.”