Off of Guilford Avenue, between Westerwood Tavern and Prescott Street, are two plots of land. The one in the foreground is cultivated by NOMAD and Gaia Creations. They grow the plants used in making fabric for their clothing as well as the plants used in making natural dyes for their clothing. While they can't grow enough to completly meet their demand, they do have examples of plants to show interested customers.
Behind the fence, is a 1.16 acre plot of land currently owned by Guilford County Schools (GCS). The initiative, known as Black Diamond Food Forest*, is a non-profit and an orchard is being cultivated as part of the sustainability and eat-local movements. While GCS still owns the land, Black Diamond Food Forest is caring for it. David Myers is the founder. The plot has the potential to serve as a great teaching area for GCS students and others interested in edible landscaping. This spring, Black Diamond planted a 11,500 square foot sunflower field. If you get the chance, check out these gardens. Great things are happening in Greensboro!
*the history of the property is so interesting. Read more, here!