One Saturday morning, my brother and I drove out to Eastover, SC to meet photographer and gardener, Michael Dantzler in the Eastover Community Garden. The garden lies behind the public library and local fire station in Eastover. The garden boasts a wide array of foods; mustard greens, squash, green beans, kale, corn, cucumbers, and okra, to name a few. However, the real satisfying thing about the garden is the vision that Dantzler has for this space he dedicates his time and labor into. Using food as the means, Dantzler hopes that the garden will foster better relationship among those in the Eastover Community. It is solely kept up by the volunteer services of willing individuals in the community, who also pick the foods to give to local organizations. Michael truly has a pure heart, driven by a faith in the ability of nature to bring people out and together, as a true community should.
Please check out the garden Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/eastovercommunitygarden?fref=ts