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WSSU Newspaper: “The Argus” features WSSU and SG Atkins collaborative Community Garden, Simon’s Green Acre
As fall winds down, those who work at a local community garden give back to the community while trying to cultivate Winston-Salem State students’ minds on the importance of healthy living and learning. The Simon Green Acres Community Garden, located approximately one mile away from WSSU, was begun in 2010.
The garden is the brainchild of Jackie Foutz, creative services director in the Office of Marketing and Communications, and Sigrid Hall-Pittsley, chief marketing officer in OMC. After a casual talk with Foutz, Hall-Pittsley struck gold with the idea to jumpstart the garden.“We said it would be cool if we had a community garden on campus where the students could learn about gardening and have access to the fresh vegetables,” Hall-Pittsley said. After pitching the idea to others, Hall-Pittsley contacted the WSSU administration to find a location for the garden. The preparation, however, ran into its share of obstacles.
“We were given a plot of land over on the backside of campus, but that didn’t work too well because we later found out it was going to be used for a parking lot,” said Rudy Anderson, communications project manager at the OMC.
With no financial backing from the University and limited area suitable for gardening, Hall-Pittsley and other supporters had no choice but to dig into their own pockets to launch the garden. Coincidentally, Carole Davis, executive director of the S.G. Atkins Community Development Corp. , expressed interest in creating a garden, but was facing an issue of her own — no manpower.
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