About Us

Learn more about our non-profit organization and our mission to make a positive impact on the world through our initiatives.

Our Vision & Mission

Woods Friendly Community Garden promotes healthy eating and living practices by teaching sustainable planting and gardening classes, providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and actively contributing to environmental stewardship with our own pollinating honeybees.

Changing lives improving lives one step at a time with our non-profit organization.
Building futures creating opportunities and a better future with our non-profit organization.
Movement for change creating impact, promoting change through non-profit work.
Lasting impact our work strives for long-term impact in communities we serve.

Georlean Woods President/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.

Dylan Woods Founder

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.

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