The West Salem Community garden is on land is owned by Piedmont International University. It currently encompasses 5,000 square feet that is being used to grow produce.
The goals of the Community Garden are two-fold. First, to draw the community together, and secondly, to feed the needy in the neighborhood. The area is split between a communal garden and 18 individual plots. All additional produce is hung on the fence for neighbors in need to take and use.
The West Salem Community Garden is a registered member of the American Community Garden Association (ACGA). It has been recognized by the Winston Salem Journal and the Winston Salem Foundation. It was nominated last year for Garden of the Year in North Carolina, and, although it did not win, the garden was featured in Solutions for North Carolina, a publication published by a partnership between the North Carolina Extension Service and N.C. A&T State University.
West Salem, one of Winston-Salem’s first neighborhoods, takes pride in its diversity. It rests along the eastern boundary of Peters Creek Parkway south of Business 40.
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