Eaton employees plant in the new community garden unveiled Thursday afternoon at Eaton Corporation on Emerald Road. A variety of vegetables including tomatoes, eggplant, carrots and more will be planted and the extra produce from the garden will be given to local non-profits and charities.
(PHOTOS BY MADDY JONES | INDEX-JOURNAL)
Eaton employees plant in the new community garden unveiled Thursday afternoon at Eaton Corporation on Emerald Road. A variety of vegetables including tomatoes, eggplant, carrots and more will be planted and the extra produce from the garden will be given to local non-profits and charities. (PHOTOS BY MADDY JONES | INDEX-JOURNAL)
With the late-April midday sun pouring down, the Eaton Power Systems Plant hosted a ribbon-cutting for its new community garden Thursday.
Plant manager Rick Todd had the honor of cutting the ribbon, with over-sized scissors provided by the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce.
Planting the garden, the first of its kind at the plant, is set to begin on Monday, if the soil is dry enough, according Mary Rylander, lien specialist at the plant and one of the event’s organizers.


The garden will include a wide range of vegetables -- corn, green beans, peppers, zucchini and others -- as well as a raised herb bed and will be tended by the plant’s garden committee.
According to Rylander, a master gardener, approximately 10 to 12 employees are on the garden committee.
Members of the committee will be able to take home some of the produce and the rest will be donated to Greenwood County Food Bank and Bowers-Rodgers Home.

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