Lakelands Master Gardener
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Welcome to the Lakelands Master Gardeners Website
The Lakelands Master Gardeners Inc. is a non-profit
corporation that is affiliated with the Clemson University Extension Service.
The Lakelands Master Gardener program serves all people regardless of socioeconomic
level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.
It is the opportunity to share knowledge and manpower with the people of our community
in their horticulture and beautification projects.
Community Projects is the true charter for Lakelands Master Gardeners.
If your organization is interested in submitting a request to Lakelands Master Gardeners to be
considered for a future project, please print the Request Form for Assistance from Lakelands
containing informaton about the process. The completed form should then be sent to the address indicated on the form.
All requests are then considered by the Board of the Lakelands Master Gardeners for approval.
If approved, the project would be scheduled for the current or following year, depending upon the timing and resources required.
COMMUNITY SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS 2014
Greenwood Festival of Flowers Topiaries
Throughout 2014 the Lakelands Master Gardeners actively supported the Greenwood City topiary program
for the Festival of Flowers. This included propagating seedlings in the greenhouse during the off-season, the actual planting and maintenance of
the Jeep topiary, and some assistance on other topiaries as requested.
Other Community Activities:
City Garden Plot
Rain Garden Clemson Ext. Office
COMMUNITY SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS 2012
Topiary Work Festival of Flowers
Rain Garden Clemson Ext. Office
Clemson Ext. Office Rain Garden
Park Seed Festival of Flowers Day
Hospice House Garden
YMCA Raised Bed Garden
Connie Maxwell Raised Bed Gardens
Park Seed "Ask A Master Gardener"
Landscape Diagnostic Clinics
Seaboard Jardin Maravillosa Community Garden
Veterans Healing Garden
Burton Center Sensory Garden
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL LAKELAND MASTER GARDENER PROJECT!
LMG President, Patti Larson and Vice-president, Ann Barklow worked with the kids at
the YMCA, April 21, 2012. With thunderstorms threatening all week, we were blessed
with a warm and sunny afternoon of planting. The community garden installation was
part of the Healthy Kids Day that the YMCA celebrates every year.
YMCA Executive Director, Gray Stallworth approached the master gardeners a few
months ago and the planning began with a design and planting plan. “Many of the staff
at the YMCA are very knowledgeable about farming,” explained Ann, “and they did
most of the work; buying materials, making the raised beds, filling them with soil, and
mulching the paths. They are a great organization to work for.”
The kids filtered in all afternoon, making the work steady but not hectic. Planted from
seed were: corn, pole, bush, and lima beans, southern peas, yellow squash, and
zucchini along with zinnia, cosmos, and sunflowers. Plants were: peppers, eggplant,
tomatoes, basil, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, oregano, mint, and parsley with a sprinkling
of marigolds throughout the raised beds.
The garden will be maintained by the after school and summer camp kids under the
occasional supervision and consultation of the LMG’s. Master Gardener intern, Doug
Crawford will be installing the drip system on May 12, 2012 as part of an education
miniseries for master gardeners.