Mixson, a sustainable, walking neighborhood located in the heart of Park Circle in North Charleston, has just planted its first community garden. Mixson residents are taking care of the garden and eagerly awaiting their first harvest time. The garden was created to be a source of great organic vegetables for the residents, but also in hopes of being a resource of information to help others establish more neighborhood gardens throughout North Charleston.
This community project was possible thanks to Marty from Dukes Garden Center who shared his expertise and provided the beautiful plants, also Jennifer from the Children’s Garden Project and of course the residents of Mixson who provided the muscle to make it happen. The Children’s Garden Project seeks to involve children in a “learning community” that begins with a garden and extends to the limits of the collective imagination. The
Charleston Children’s Project sites are all over the metropolitan area – on the Peninsula, James Island, Johns Island, West Ashley, and North Charleston.
When competed, Mixson will offer true urban living while preserving traditional principles of design and architecture. Construction of the first homes started in late 2007 with eighteen homes completed. The first residents moved in to Mixson last fall.