“The greater Winston-Salem area was ranked the worst metro area in the United States in having families with children that had a hard time putting food on the table” (Winston-Salem Journal). Food insecurity is one reason that we started our community gardens. These gardens also provide incredible green space for teaching our kids about ecology and gardening, and for just enjoying time with ladybugs, bees, butterflies, and fireflies. Preserving green spaces to grow food and gather is important to us.
Anthony’s Plot has one large community garden and several satellite gardens in the neighborhood. Over the years, these have produced enough food to distribute to families who benefit from the supplemental, nutritious veggies. Maintaining this garden requires much time and energy, and we have benefited over the years from regular volunteer help.
If your group would like to volunteer with us in the garden (any season), email us. We also regularly seek an AP Intern for our gardens in Spring and Summer. If you have an interest in applying as an intern, go here (or, email us and let us you would like to intern using your university’s internship program).