6/18/2014: Student Life Group from Raleigh experiences our community garden
4/12/2014: Alpha and Omega/East Winston Community Garden Workday A Community in Action
A collaborative of WFU students, Alpha and Omega Church, Revo Church, Ardmore Baptist Church, Ashley Saturday Academy, H2H, Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods, WSSU and the neighborhood.
Bishop Huntley being interviewed by Eat Smart, Move More NC film crew; JJ from UNCG at work in the garden; Erin and Deloris; Mr. Mark Hairston serving water; Revo Church provided the grill to feed about 75 hamburgers; Todd Helm surrounded by children (as usual) teaching about planting seeds; Children learning to pitch in; Ardmore Baptist Men building raised beds; Two raised beds suitable for wheelchair access.
3/3/2014: H2H is partnering with Bishop and Deloris Huntley to help out with the community garden next to Alpha and Omega Church. There are big plans to prepare and plant this land this spring in order to offer fresh vegetables and educational opportunities to the neighborhood as well as supply Rebecca’s Corner Store with produce for this large food desert. They will need help from us to reach their seasonal goals and to build a network for ongoing support.
Please put this date on your calendar and stay tuned for details.
Rebecca’s Corner Store
Store owners S. Wayne and Tamica Patterson.
If the Dreamland Park community is a food desert, then Attorney S. Wayne Patterson and his wife Tamica want their Attucks Street shop to be an oasis.
The couple’s Rebecca’s Store Grocery & More is the first local participant in the Healthy Corner Store Initiative. Funded by the North Carolina Division of Public Health’s Community Transformation Grant Project, the Healthy Corner Store Initiative encourages local retailers to add healthy food options to their shelves, making it more convenient for their customers to make healthy choices.
Rebecca’s Store Grocery & More is partnering with local growers and community garden programs to provide fresh fruit and vegetables to residents of Dreamland Park and the surrounding community.
– See more at: http://wschronicle.com/2013/03/community-helps-end-fresh-food-deserts/#sthash.qRsw3228.dpuf
The Forsyth Family magazine (Aug 2013 edition) features this article about the East Winston Community Garden and the Huntleys. They are pillars in this community.
East Winston Community Work Day – June 8
Thank you for those who came to pick up rocks and glass from the garden. We put a small dent in the work that needs to be done but a large dent in building community. Thank you Alpha & Omega Church for your hospitality and for lunch. One day I will tell y’all about the vision and scope of this community development collaboration from people like the Huntleys, Michael Burton, Principal Hairston, Revo Church, H2H, Love Out Loud, Solomon Quick and the Ashley Building Community Team. God is at work in this community big time (I didn’t see him pick up any rocks however). Stay tuned for more opportunities to take part in this exciting ministry.
East Winston Community Garden at Alpha and Omega Church. This baby is 2 acres big, owned by the City. So much potential! Latch Key is a neighborhood youth empowerment non-profit run by Michael Burton. They did a lot of the work so far. Look forward to getting to know this group.