Are you interested in starting a community garden in Forsyth County? Please visit our Start a Garden page to learn about the process and access resources to help you get started.

1450 Fairchild Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

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Community Gardens

Across the country, the community gardening movement is growing strong. Here in Forsyth County, NC, community gardens have taken root in neighborhoods, civic groups, faith communities, public parks, schools, and more. These are places where people come together to grow food, create and preserve green spaces, and bring neighbors together, and they are as diverse as the people gardening in them.

Community Gardens

Forsyth Community Gardening supports the growing efforts of more than 160 community gardens across Forsyth County. By supporting residents in establishing and sustaining community gardens, we seek to improve access to fresh produce, enhance environmental quality, provide outdoor educational opportunities for all ages, and build positive relationships in our communities. Explore our website to learn more about Forsyth Community Gardening and discover how you can get involved!



Register now for “Community Gardening 101”!

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Tuesday, January 24, 6:00-8:00 pm
Forsyth County Cooperative Extension (1450 Fairchild Rd., Winston-Salem NC 27105)

Do you want to start or revitalize a community garden this year? Now is the time to plan! In this workshop, you’ll learn key steps for involving your neighbors and organizing, designing, and planting your garden together. Please register online or call 336-703-2850. To request Spanish translation, please call 336-705-8823 by January 10. This program is part of Forsyth Community Gardening's Sustainable Growing Series of free workshops on horticultural and community organizing topics.

¿Quiere empezar o fortalecer a un huerto/jardín comunitario este año? ¡Ahora es tiempo para planificar! En este taller, Ud. aprenderá los pasos para involucrar a sus vecinos y organizar, diseñar, y sembrar su huerto juntos. Por favor, regístrese en línea o llame 336-703-2850. Para pedir interpretación del programa en español, por favor llame al 336-705-8823 a más tardar el 10 de enero. Este programa es parte de la Serie de Horticultura Sostenible de talleres gratis sobre la horticultura y la organización comunitaria.

Become a Community Garden Mentor – Apply now for February training!

Community Gardens

Applications due: February 3, 2017
Training: February 18 & 25, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, both days

Do you want to help your community grow healthy food, beautify your neighborhood, and bring people together? Apply to be a Community Garden Mentor! In our two-day Mentor Training, you’ll gain the community organizing skills and basic horticultural knowledge you need to start and sustain a community garden. Please see the Upcoming Programs section of our website for training details and information on how to apply.

¿Desea ayudar a su comunidad a cultivar verduras sanas, cuidar el medio ambiente, y unir a los vecinos? ¡Aplíquese a participar en la capacitación para Mentores de Huertos Comunitarios! En este capacitación de dos días, Ud. obtendrá las habilidades de la organización comunitaria y el conocimiento sobre la horticultura que necesita para empezar y sostener un huerto comunitario. Por favor, vea la sección sobre Programas Próximas en nuestro sitio Web para detalles de la capacitación e información sobre cómo aplicarse.

2016 Year In Review!

Help us celebrate community gardeners’ accomplishments by checking out Forsyth Community Gardening’s 2016 Year in Review! Thanks to dedicated volunteers and supporters, we enjoyed a great year of growing gardens and community. Please enjoy this summary of ‘milestones,’ packed with photos of our county’s bountiful gardens and enthusiastic gardeners of all ages. Then, stay tuned for opportunities to help create a vision for Forsyth Community Gardening in 2017 and beyond. Thanks for all your hard work!