Who We Are

WOODS FRIENDLY COMMUNITY GARDEN is organized exclusively for
charitable, religious, and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code, 1986, or the corresponding provision of any future federal law. Such purposes include but are not limited to:

We offer gardening classes to the community at large with hopes of resolving food insecurity. In addition to teaching how the planting process works, we also are playing an active role in pollinating our crops with our own honeybees.

Georlean Woods
Executive Director

Georlean Woods is certainly no stranger to gardening. My love for gardening started at the age of six and was inspired by my grandmother, Anniebell Sanders. We owned acres of land for gardening and raised livestock. She taught all of her grandchildren the importance of self-sustainability and eating your own food. Gardening is a lot of who I am. Digging in the soil from nature, planting, pruning and loving all that grows has been such a beautiful blessing. I started a community garden to teach others the importance of communing with nature, cleaner environment, healthier lifestyle, fresh produce, educational opportunities and to build stronger communities. We are all connected through nature.

Dylan V Woods

Dylan Woods is a diverse individual who learned at early age about self-preservation. His humble beginnings in Agriculture was passed down from his great grandmother, Minnie Moore, who owned farmland in Jones County in eastern North Carolina. Agriculture became a tradition passed on from his grandfather, Elijah Woods Sr., to his father, Elijah Woods Jr., down to him. Elijah Woods Jr instilled in him the importance of Family and giving back to one’s community.

I decided to take the journey of being a self-taught beekeeper and help save the bees in my spare time. We depend on bees heavily for our food supply chain. Bees play a role in every aspect of our ecosystem. They support all growth of trees, flowers, and other plants. Bees are at threat of becoming extinct due to the loss of their natural habitat because of harmful pesticides and new construction. Im currently a member of NCSBA and Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Association.

One of my main goals is to educate people on how to be self-sufficient on ones own property. Sustainability is one key factor in self-preservation. Communication is also the key to success. I learned that knowledge is power, and it should be shared with all. This will allow others to learn, grow, and to continue building on a solid foundation.

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