Sustainable+Ardmore is a community-funded, 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to enrich the community through sustainability initiatives, provide a safe haven for endangered pollinators, and address food-insecurity in Ardmore and surrounding neighborhoods.
Through our bi-monthly work days and ongoing projects at the Ardmore Gateway Garden, we’re exploring the many ways that neighbors can come together to share resources and increase green and food production space.
Founded in July, 2012, Sustainable+Ardmore partnered with the Ardmore Neighborhood Association and Wake Forest Baptist Health to create garden, located on three former residential lots at 426 S Hawthorne Road.
To date we’ve cleared brush and rubble, constructed raised rental beds, installed a water line
and compost bays, erected a kiosk and a Little Library, and repurposed a tool shed. In addition to the raised beds we’ve added a large communal plot for seasonal food donations and a pollinator garden towards the rear of the property, a busy home for the bees from our two bee hives.
Our most recent project is a grape arbor along the front of the property, raised in the memory of one of our founding board members, Kevin Brown, who passed away last year. We’re excited to see this very special project completed.