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1450 Fairchild Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27105


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!

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!

Please take the Season Review Survey by December 15!


Did FCG help you and your garden grow this year? Are there ways we can better support your efforts in 2017? Please let us know by completing the 2016 Season Review Survey! Gardeners can take the survey online in English, online in Spanish, or pick up a paper copy in either language from Forsyth Cooperative Extension, 1450 Fairchild Rd., Winston-Salem NC 27105. Gardeners who complete the survey by Tuesday, December 13 will be entered in a raffle, to be drawn at our Harvest Party and Season Review! The survey will be open until December 15, 2016.

¿Le ha ayudado FCG a aprender y cultivar su huerto / jardín en 2016? ¿Tiene ideas para cómo podemos mejorar nuestros programas en 2017? Por favor, ¡nos haga saber a través del Sondeo: Evaluación del 2016! Los horticultores pueden enviar una respuesta en línea en español, en línea en inglés, o pedir una copia en papel de Forsyth Cooperative Extension, 1450 Fairchild Rd., Winston-Salem NC 27105. Se les entrará a los horticultores quienes completen el sondeo por el martes 13 de diciembre en una rifa, el cual sacaremos en nuestro Festival de la Cosecha. El sondeo estará abierto hasta el 15 de diciembre.

You’re Invited to our Harvest Party & Season Review!


Tuesday, December 13, 5:30-8:00 pm

Forsyth County Cooperative Extension (1450 Fairchild Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27105)

At this event, we'll enjoy a potluck dinner and recipe swap, celebrate community gardeners’ accomplishments in 2016, and ask YOU to help create FCG’s future! There will be a Children's Table with crafts and activities. All community gardeners and their families are welcome! Please bring a dish to share. You are also encouraged to bring copies of the recipe to share. Please register online or call 336-703-2850.

En este evento, disfrutaremos de una cena 'a la canasta' e intercambio de recetas, celebraremos los éxitos de los horticultores comunitarios en 2016, y les invitaremos a construir una visión para el futuro del Programa de Huertos Comunitarios. Habrá una Mesa para Niños con artesanías y otras actividades. ¡Sean bienvenidos todos los horticultores y sus familias! Por favor, traiga una comida para compartir. Si gusta, puede traer copias de la receta para compartir también. Por favor, regístrese en línea o llame al 336-703-2850.

Microgrant Applications Due December 15!

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, November 15 – Required Microgrant Orientation Sessions
  • Thursday, December 15 – Microgrant Applications Due

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 funding to make it happen? Apply for a microgrant from Forsyth Community Gardening! This year, we will award three, $1000 grants to garden groups in limited resource communities in Forsyth County.

If you would like to apply, please review the Microgrant Program Description and Guidelines to learn if your group is eligible. Then, download an application to begin planning your project

Applicants must attend a Microgrant Orientation Session on Tuesday, November 15, either from 1:00-3:00 pm OR from 6:00-8:00 pm. Both sessions will be at Forsyth County Cooperative Extension, 1450 Fairchild Rd., Winston-Salem NC 27105. Please register for a session by Monday, November 7.