H.O.P.E. Club

Basic Information

Grade Level: K-5
Address: HOPE Garden Pickens Elementary 567 Hampton Ave. Pickens, SC 29671
Person of Contact: Marge Moon
Phone Number: 864-859-9749

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Additional Information

Student Size: 120
Student/Teacher Ratio: 5/1
Number of Teachers: 5
Hours/Week: 2
Funding: Sales
Gardens (Sq. Feet): 9.000
Program Highlights:

Habitat restoration. The garden is designed to recreate the various habitats of Pickens County and uses many native plants.

Program History:

The HOPE Garden began in 2000 with an EIA Grant from the state of SC. Pickens Elementary students transformed the 9,000 square foot courtyard into a living classroom including a river,pond, butterfly area, xeric area, woodland, meadow, Carolina Fence Garden, many bird houses, and bird feeders..

Volunteer Participation: 120 students and families maintain the garden through weekly meetings after school , and weekly adoption by families during the garden.
Program Information:

This year we will focus on explanding our composting operation to include vermicomposting. We are installing rainbarrels as well.