The Wingate Community & Adopt-a-Bed Program
The Adopt-A-Bed allows Wingate faculty, staff, graduate students and community members to "adopt" one of the raised beds in the Wingate Community Garden. Supplies and expertise are provided through partnerships with NC Cooperative Extension, Master Gardeners and Lomax Farmer in Training Program.
How do I adopt a bed?
In March we open a Google Form and you can sign up! Once all the adopters are confirmed, any seedling availability will be shared as well as the instructions for being a good Adopter.
Thank you to our sponsors and supporters, without whom the Community Garden wouldn't exist:
- Town of Wingate
- NC Cooperative Extension
- Master Gardeners
- American Heart Association
- Carolina Farm Credit
- NC Resourceful Communities
- WU Alumni
- Several non-profits and local churches!
Agricultural Immersion Experience
Offers elementary school students the opportunity to experience many different aspects of agriculture and food systems including nutrition, careers, health, food waste, green energy, food science, farming, water systems.
Partners: NC State Cooperative Extension; Natural Resource Conservation Services; DabHar farms; Chartwells; ALIEN; Biology Club; Wingate Biology Department; School of Pharmacy; Wingate Athletics; East Union Middle School; Heart for Monroe; Food Council of Union County
AmeriCorp VISTA Service
Since 2019 we have been awarded a year-long AmeriCorp VISTA that focuses on food insecurity and hunger. Our first HungerCorp VISTA was Sarah Busby, followed by Hannah Fraser and then Neely Griggs.
Wingate Farmer's Market
The CCG in partnership with NC Cooperative Extension, the Town of Wingate and sponsorship from the American Heart Association, will be starting the second season of Wingate Farmer’s Market! The market is located in the Wingate Community Garden and will take place every Thursday from 4 - 6 p.m. during the season (March 2 - April 20, 2023.) The market will feature local vendors, including Bulldog alumni and current Wingate students.
Collaborative for the Common Good