Greenwood is the winner of National YMCA’s Fresh Page Project! Thanks to everyone who voted and helped Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods win a $5000 grant to create a healing garden in the courtyard of the New Veteran's Affairs Building.
This is a facility formerly occupied by the county library, now developing into a Veteran’s museum, ROTC office space, community rooms, and a resource center for vets. We will completely revamp a courtyard into a serene garden with benches, herbs, flowers and flowering shrubs to create a place for meditation, conversation or reading. The facility director ensures plenty of volunteer service to install and maintain the garden. We will also transform a patio perimeter into a vegetable garden. The facility has high visibility located on the main street of town, and will offer an additional attraction to Uptown Greenwood area visitors and residents, as well as an array of important services to our Veterans.
"Great news...The Veteran’s Affairs Healing Garden in Greenwood, SC. will become a reality!! Our project was chosen as the winner from the YMCA's Fresh Page Project. Thank you to all that "liked" the idea. I will be in touch about the details of putting our plan into action!.. Toni Able - Greenwood Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. "