PGMS Giving Back to Winston-Salem Community


BALTIMORE, Md. – The Professional Grounds Management Society’s North Carolina Branch is giving back to the community and hosting an outreach project on Feb. 21, 2015, at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, a landmark in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, that has fallen into disrepair and needs help.

The project aims to do general cleanup over much of the 13-acre site. The PGMS North Carolina Branch members, along with volunteers, also hope to completely restore a 1-acre portion of the grounds. The branch envisions making this a multi-year event in order to keep the cemetery landscape clean, updated and beautiful.

PGMS is looking for volunteers to help with the project. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m., or once the project is completed. Lunch will also be provided. Volunteers will be doing 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.

Partners are also needed to join this project. For more information about how to sign up to volunteer or become a partner, visit