“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 not too far from our house. At this time, we allow our neighbors to “adopt” a planter box to grow their own nutritious veggies, and our partners will work on the rest. The vegetables that we gather are either used in our Monday meals, or distributed to those who need them . 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).