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February 2012

Being neighborly

It's time to get your hands dirty for a good cause.

If you've been following the news, you may know UNCG is building a new residential hall and new offices and retail spaces along the West Lee Street corridor. In preparation for construction, several homes in the area have been moved.

The Preservation Greensboro Development Fund purchased three homes and moved them to Haywood Street, just behind the planned Spartan Village. Their focus is on the exterior renovations of the homes. The UNCG Alumni Association has offered to help with the landscaping.

The idea is to provide landscaping that matches the historical feel of the 1910 and 1920s houses, which will be sold to people who want to honor the historic nature of the houses and preserve it.

You can contribute in a number of ways. For those who like a hands-on approach, two work days have been scheduled - March 24 and April 21. Volunteers will be asked to prepare flower beds, plant shrubs and trees, seed the grass and put in perennials.

For those who have an abundance of flowers in their own garden, the alumni association will gladly accept perennials starting the week of March 19. It's something to keep in mind as you divide your hostas, lilies and irises this spring.

Finally, if you would like to make a financial contribution, you can mail a check made out to Preservation Greensboro. On the memo line, note that the funds are for the UNCG Glenwood project. Checks can be mailed to Preservation Greensboro, PO Box 13136, Greensboro, NC 27415.

To see renderings of what's planned for Spartan Village, visit








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