Saluda Historic Depot and Museum goes native

Published 11:35 am Monday, March 13, 2023

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SALUDA–A $1,000 grant from the Tryon Garden Club has enabled volunteers at Saluda Historic Depot and Museum to remove invasive plantings surrounding the depot and replace them with native plantings.
Once finished, this project will allow the Depot to be designated as a Homegrown National Park and serve as another community service in education for the public. Homegrown National Park is a grassroots call to action to regenerate biodiversity and ecosystem function by planting native plants and creating new ecological networks.
The Tryon Garden Club, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, established a community grant fund with a two-fold focus on beautification within the Polk County community, and education related to our natural world. To date, they have provided individual education grants to two Polk County Elementary Schools and a beautification grant to the Saluda Historic Depot and Museum.
For more information on Homegrown National Parks go to and learn how all property owners can become part of the largest cooperative conservation project ever conceived.

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