Meet our staff and find out where to direct your community gardening inquiry below!
If you are a home gardener in Forsyth County and have a horticultural
question, please call the main Forsyth County Cooperative Extension number: 336-703-2850.
Forsyth Community Gardening Staff
Community Gardening Coordinator
Forsyth County Cooperative Extension
Community gardening education & technical assistance, county-wide
336-705-8823 . Email
Megan coordinates educational programs for community gardeners in Forsyth County,
Community Garden Mentor Program, Sustainable Growing Series, and technical assistance
with garden start-up, community organizing, and sustainable horticulture. She’s
also responsible for guiding overall FCG program planning, communications, securing
funding and other resources, program evaluation, and reporting. Before joining Forsyth
Cooperative Extension in September 2015, Megan worked with community gardeners in
Brooklyn, NY to research cover crops and soil quality in urban gardens, and served
as an Agroforestry volunteer in Peace Corps/El Salvador from 2004-2008.
Youth & Community Gardens Coordinator
Healthy Eating Initiative
Youth urban agriculture internship & community garden support in northeast Winston-Salem
336-703-2813 . Email
Julie leads Forsyth Community Gardening’s work as part of a Healthy Eating Initiative funded by the United Way of Forsyth
County Place Matters
Program. She supervises a youth urban agriculture internship, and provides
technical assistance to community gardens located in 13 neighborhoods of northeast
Winston-Salem. Julie comes to Forsyth Cooperative Extension after working with the
Atlanta Urban Gardening Program, managing her own organic farm, training youth in
market gardening, and working with nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity.
Seed bank requests
336-703-2850 . Email
Derek coordinates Forsyth Community Gardening’s Seed Bank, dispensing vegetable, herb, and flower seeds (and
excellent gardening tips!) to community gardeners. He is also Forsyth Cooperative
Extension’s Horticulture Technician, responsible for answering horticultural questions
of all kinds (vegetable gardening, ornamentals, and lawns).
Tool lending requests
336-703-2850 . Email
Kitrinka coordinates Forsyth Community Gardening’s Tool Lending Program. She’s the one you’ll hear from if you
fill out our Tool Request
Form, or you can contact her by phone to coordinate tool reservations and
times to pick up or drop off tools.