The Glenn Springs Academy (formerly Spartanburg Boys' Home) in Glenn Springs, South Carolina, asked the Coalition to help them learn how to remove kudzu from their property. The second photograph shows Kyle Boyles (left) and Mike Raney, Executive Director of the Academy. February 2007.
This 49 acre property includes the former site of a resort hotel with an interesting history. The hotel site might contain achaeological artifacts of historical value. Some evidence of past structures poke through overlying kudzu. But whatever items remain are buried, which is possibly a good thing. The plan is to carefully remove the kudzu and then survey the ground for interesting artifacts. February 2007.
The former resort has a marvelous stone chapel that is shrouded in kudzu. It shall be restored and used for special occasions, such as weddings. February 2007.
In summary, the Glenn Springs Academy property contains a mix of interesting history and encroaching kudzu! The first photograph shows the original jail for Glenn Springs. February 2007.
The boys at the Academy, and other volunteers, helped begin the cleanup of the site, which was reported in the local press. An early focus of the work was the stone chapel. March 2007.
The boys also work at freeing trees from kudzu. April 2007.
The Kudzu Coalition was very pleased to be invited by Glenn Springs Academy to help them get started with kudzu removal and control. Coalition help is no longer needed, and the boys and other community volunteers shall carry on with the work using their new skills.