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South Carolina gardeners sharing with the needy

A community garden in Hartsville, South Carolina, has nearly doubled in size after just one year in operation and is sharing its bounty with people in the the local area who need it.

The Come Grow With Us scheme has 43 plots rented this year, compared with the 27 it started with last spring, SCNOW reports.

Much of this year's crop will be donated to Hartsville Interfaith Ministries, to hand out to people in the community who need it most.

Volunteer Nancy Myers is in charge of the project and she said the best bit about it is the fact that first-timers work alongside skilled growers.

As a result, many of the volunteers – some of whom are children – are gaining valuable skills that they will be able to use throughout their lives.

Ms Myers went on to point out that sharing the food produced on the site is one of the organisation's key goals and seeing the community enhanced by achieving that is a real pleasure.