Community Gardens

Across the country, the community garden movement is growing strong. These days community gardens can be found almost anywhere: public parks, religious centers, schools, backyards, and even rooftops. They are spaces where individuals come together to grow food, build relationships, and celebrate their communities, and they are as diverse as the people gardening in them.

Community Gardens

Forsyth Community Gardening supports the growing efforts of the more than 120 community gardens across our county. Explore our website to learn about community gardening in Forsyth County and discover how you can get involved. Together, we can help our community grow!

Become a Community Garden Mentor – Apply Now for February Training!


Community Garden Mentors are the hands and feet of Forsyth Community Gardening! After completing a two-day training in community organizing and horticultural skills, Mentors guide community groups in starting and sustaining thriving gardens. The next training will be held on two consecutive Saturdays: February 20 and February 27, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, both days. Space is limited, so apply today! Applications will be accepted until Monday, February 8.

If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please review the Community Garden Mentor Job Description to determine if the program is a good fit. Then, download the Community Garden Mentor application, fill it out, and return it to Megan Gregory.

Microgrant Program Now Accepting Applications

Do you have a great idea for a garden project to improve nutrition, environmental quality, or social well-being in your neighborhood? Do you need just a little funding to make it happen? Apply for a microgrant from Forsyth Community Gardening! These $500 grants are available to garden groups that engage and benefit limited resource communities in Forsyth County. We are now running a special application cycle, with applications accepted from February 1, 2016 through March 1, 2016. If you would like to apply, please read about the microgrant program on the FCG Documents page, then downloand an application to fill out.

Please note: To make microgrants more accessible, we have broadened the eligibility criteria and shortened the application compared to previous versions. Take a look at the revised guidelines to see if you qualify!