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


Contact Us

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

Megan Gregory
Community Gardening Coordinator
Forsyth County Cooperative Extension
Megan Community gardening education & technical assistance, county-wide
336-705-8823 . Email Megan

Megan coordinates educational programs for community gardeners in Forsyth County, including the 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.

Julie Hale
Youth & Community Gardens Coordinator
Healthy Eating Initiative

Julie Youth urban agriculture internship & community garden support in northeast Winston-Salem
336-703-2813 . Email Julie

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.

Support Staff

Derek Morris
derek Horticulture Technician
Seed bank requests
336-703-2850 . Email Derek

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).

Kitrinka Gordon
kitrinka Office Assistant
Tool lending requests
336-703-2850 . Email Kitrinka

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.