Thursday, August 19, 9:00am
Magnolia Community Garden
720 Magnolia Road, Charleston, SC 29407
$15 member/$25 non-member
About Leslie Wade
Leslie serves as the Conservancy’s Programs Director. Her love of nature began as a child and was fostered by her grandparent’s farms and parent’s gardens. This led her along the path of study, work and a lifelong passion of plants, parks and people. Her degree in Horticulture from Virginia Tech formally introduced her to a life of work connecting people and plants. From Horticulture Therapy in a North Carolina correctional facility to directing a farm based non-profit in McClellanville, SC, Leslie’s work continues to focus on the impact plants and natural spaces have on our communities. Leslie is a strong believer in the importance of building natural ecosystems and community through parks & gardens and witnesses daily how programming and volunteerism improves the well-being of individuals, families, neighborhoods and cities. Since 2014, Leslie’s work with the Conservancy has provided her the opportunity to engage Charleston neighbors in park based learning, natural growing methods, bringing neighbors together, and healthy living pursuits. The power of parks & plants is in the forefront of her everyday life with her family, friends and work.