PGMS, Volunteers Give Back to Winston-Salem Community

3/3/2014

BALTIMORE, Md. - The Professional Grounds Management Society's North Carolina Branch 
hosted an outreach project on Feb. 22, 2014, at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, a landmark in Winston-Salem, N.C., that had fallen into disrepair and needed help.

PGMS member David Davis, CGM, associate director of landscaping services at Wake Forest University, organized the event. The event had over 200 volunteers that came out to give their service to help cleanup much of the 13-acre site. The volunteers included local residents, PGMS members and students from area colleges, such as Winston-Salem State University and Wake Forest University. Volunteers did a variety of tasks including: picking up litter, removing and loading brush and wood, using wheel barrows, shoveling, raking, 
sowing grass, spreading straw and removing English Ivy from the base of trees. 

The Branch envisions making this a multi-year event in order to keep the cemetery landscape clean, updated and beautiful. Visit the PGMS Facebook page here to view photos from the event.