Through its Neighborhood Impact Initiative program, Historic Charleston Foundation partnered with the New Israel Reformed Episcopal Church on Simons Street and Crop Up! to create an urban garden on a vacant lot owned by the church at the end of Romney Street. The garden is located next to our Freedman's Cottage restoration project at 218 Romney Street.
The site was a blighted area on the street, and Foundation staff and the Church youth and leadership worked hard to clear the debris and put the infrastructure in place to establish the garden and revitalize the block.
We are thrilled that neighbors now use the garden to meet, to have picnics, to use the wood-fired Cobb adobe oven and to build community. View photos of the Grand Opening.
If you would like more information about the Foundation's Neighborhood Impact Initiative, contact Manager of Easements and Technical Outreach April Wood.