The Wedge at 214 Park Avenue

The Wedge at 214 Park Avenue

Friday, May 29, 2015

AND THE WINNER IS...

We are proud to announce that The Wedge Garden won the NUSA 2015 Neighborhood of the Year Grand Prize and 1st place in Multi-Neighborhood Partnership Projects!!


Last week, Shamsa Visone, her husband, Raleigh Community Services Director Dwayne Patterson, and Sheila Lynch and Dan Bagley, also with Raleigh Community Services, attended the national neighborhoods conference in Houston, Texas. Shamsa made her case about why The Wedge deserved the accolades and…WE WON! Congratulations Shamsa, team of volunteers and the City of Raleigh Community Services Department.

This is the first time this award has been given to a community garden and we are so honored to have received it! Here’s to making a better community through digging in the dirt and continued growth, collaboration, and education in the future.

Thanks to the Alexander Family YMCA for the land and support along with the countless volunteers and sponsors such as Seaboard ACE Hardware, Moonlight Pizza, and many many more!

Since 2012, the Wedge Garden as been living out important parts of the Y’s mission of strengthening the foundations of community and encouraging healthy living.