Community Garden Committee

The Town of Surfside Beach Community Garden is located at the corner of 10th Ave. S and S Hollywood Dr.

Gardener cooperation is very important to the success of the Community Garden Program. As a gardener, you must be physically capable of working your plot or know someone who will work it with you.

Garden plots are assigned to residents living within the jurisdictional Town of Surfside Beach. The Town provides the basics; the garden site, water, and composted soil within a fenced enclosure. Each participating gardener agrees to abide by the established procedures and code of conduct as set under the Community Garden Handbook.

Interested parties may apply for a plot using the Community Garden Committees application (PDF).
For more information please also review the committee's orientation packet (PDF).

To apply for a Garden Plot online (this goes directly to the Town Clerk) click here

To apply to be on the Garden Committee click here for the paper version. 

Completed applications should be emailed to the Town Clerk.


  • 5 p.m.
  • 4th Monday of every month
  • Dick M. Johnson Civic Center
    829 Pine Drive
    Surfside Beach, SC

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Sandra Barnes, Vice Chairwoman 
    Term: February 22, 2022 to February 22, 2026
  • Vacant 
  • Audrey Connery, Chairwoman 
    Term: March 3, 2022 to March 8, 2026
  • Yvette Hellyer 
    Term: February 22, 2022 to February 22, 2026
  • Debra Polizzano 
    Term: March 22, 2022 to March 22, 2026
  • Julie Dupuy, Secretary
    Term: January 24, 2024 to January 24, 2028
  • , 2022 Council Liaison


The ad hoc community garden committee was established on February 22, 2022.


The primary responsibility of the Community Garden Committee is to assist the Town in the administration and management of the Community Garden. In fulfilling its responsibility, the Garden Committee shall perform functions that include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

  • Monitor the Community Garden property, and notify the Town of any issues, repairs needed, or recommended modifications.
  • Maintain a Garden bulletin board.
  • Evaluate the community garden to determine if it is fulfilling the criteria established.
  • Assist in addressing any issues and communicate such issues to the Town.


The Community Garden Committee shall consist of 5 members. All members must be residents of the Town.

Residents may apply for a place on the Community Garden Committee as vacancies occur. Town Council shall appoint members from a pool of applicants at a regular scheduled Town Council meeting. Each member shall serve a four-year term. All members of the Community Garden Committee serve at the pleasure of the Town Council and may be added or removed at any time as the Town Council deems appropriate.

At the first meeting of each year, the Community Garden Committee members shall meet to elect a Committee Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Secretary. Each shall serve a one-year term. The Vice-Chairman shall fulfill the Chairman's duties in his/her absence.

The Chairman will preside over the Community Garden Committee meetings, including setting the agenda. The Chairman shall present garden reports of feedback, issues and recommended solutions, or other recommended actions to the Town Council as necessary.

A Town Councilmember will be assigned to attend all Community Garden Committee meetings and act as a liaison between the Town Council and the Community Garden Committee. The Councilmember will only act as a liaison and will not run or otherwise interfere with Community Garden Committee meetings, evaluations of solutions, or selection of recommendations.


Community Garden Committee members must be present for each meeting. The Town Council may remove a committee member if they miss three or more consecutive meetings. The Chairman will conduct all meetings in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order and shall comply with all Town ordinances and State Law. The Chairman will meet with the Town Administrator for all recommendations prior to presenting them to Town Council.

The Secretary shall take meeting minutes at all meetings of the Community Garden Committee and present the prior meeting for approval. The approved meeting minutes shall be promptly provided to the Town Clerk after being approved.


The Community Garden Committee shall remain in effect until otherwise disbanded through completion of its work. The Town Council may vote to disband the Community Garden Committee if the primary responsibility is no longer necessary.