STEAM Garden

Where Art and Education Go to Grow!

This community project created by public artist Daniel Zongrone and funded in part by the ArtsXcelerator grant through the Chapman Cultural Center is designed to be an interactive garden where classes and the community can create nutritional masterpieces together.

STEAM is an interdisciplinary approach to education where students learn by designing solutions to real world problems. The STEAM Garden enables classes to design garden sculptures where vegetables are grown to feed the community. The centerpiece of the garden is a gazebo that collects rain water via the inverted roof, which provides irrigation to the site as well as a stage for events and performances. The STEAM Garden layout was designed by Laney Alverson, CEO of Spartanburg’s new makerspace Project Hub, and the stage is being built by Will Nowatka in order to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

The STEAM Garden will begin planting in the Spring of 2018 and will host a fall harvest event in September 2018 where the garden sculptures will be auctioned with proceeds donated to the community.

How Can I Get Involved?

  • Adopt a plot
  • Create a garden
  • Host an event or class at the gazebo
  • Donate plants, seeds, or other materials
  • Volunteer on work days
  • Subscribe to our email list for updates on the STEAM Garden project
  • Check the calendar for upcoming events!

Click the diamonds below for detailed information on the different aspects of the STEAM Garden.



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