Forsyth County’s latest community garden

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The seeds to Forsyth County’s latest community garden will be planted Saturday. The first planting of the Ardmore Gateway Garden on Hawthorne Road will begin Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

“We want this to be a space for the neighborhood to use,” said Tyler Sparks, Board President of the Ardmore Gateway Garden. “I want to create an environment and space where people can come together, have fun working on a project together and also learn about feeding themselves.”

The garden, made up of 16 plots, is a different approach to a community garden that may donate food. Here neighbors, who may not have room for a garden of their own, can rent a garden spot. “We really are trying to reach out to the families and individual who aren’t able to grow food at home and give them a space to do that,” Sparks said.

Ardmore Gateway Garden is located at 426 Hawthorne Road, directly across from the Ronald McDonald House.  The property was leased to Sustainable+Ardmore, a local nonprofit organization, by North Carolina Baptist Hospital according to the group.

Volunteers with the group have spent the last two months developing the community garden. Organizers hope the property will also be used to provide educational programs related to sustainable practices for gardening, home and neighborhoods as well as individual wellness.

To learn more visit http://ardmorecommunitygarden.org/

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