Master Gardeners come to Miriam Brown Community Center

  • Monday, October 28, 2013

Children at the Miriam Brown Community Center planted flowers in a community garden at the center.


On Monday, Oct. 21, Clemson Extension initiated a gardening program at the Miriam Brown Community Center. The purpose of this program is to teach youth to work together while learning about carbon to nitrogen ratios, soil health, plant health, water conservations and wise use of resources. After the initial planting, youth will continue to work together to maintain these gardens at the community center.

Led by a group of master gardeners, the lasagna method was used to plant the three gardens at the Miriam Brown Community Center. These gardens were planted within frames provided by Clemson Extension.

The lasagna method consists of layering a number of ingredients, a design used for better growth of plants. The first layer consists of cardboard, which serves as a weed barrier. Youth lined the empty frames with cardboard, so that none of the ground showed through. Next came a layer of leaves and straw. This breaks down and adds nutrients to the soil. It also holds water for the plants. Compost came next, then more leaves and grass clippings. Gardening soil was put on top, and then the plants were planted. Water was added between each layer. The end result was a beautiful flower garden.

The youth from the center were involved in every aspect of the project. This was a learning experience for them, as well as a way to continue working together throughout the year.


Youth at Miriam Brown Center help plant their new garden.


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