By: Betty Lee
As you drive through town, you can see newly placed flower boxes along the sidewalks. Thanks to the Clay County Gardening Club theses boxes help beautify the town by displaying bright flowers. The Clay County High School carpentry students built the planters boxes that include a 5 gallon self watering reservoir.
This club was created to promote the love of gardening and increase awareness of ecology, botany, outdoor recreation, and conservation. The gardening club urges you to come out and enjoy the love of plants with others. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Several projects are in the works, including plans for a community garden at the old Telford’s lot.
The Gardening club received the Be Wild, Be Wonderful, Be Healthy grant from WVU, in which those funds will be used to construct the community garden. They hope to start this project in the next few weeks. Come out and join them as they beautify Clay County and share in the love of gardening.