Forsyth Community Gardening is starting a youth program, and we need your help! Learn more at our Youth and Community Gardens page, and consider making a donation to support this work! Thank you!

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 for March ‘Insects in the Vegetable Garden’ Workshop!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm
Forsyth Cooperative Extension (1450 Fairchild Rd., Winston-Salem NC 27105)

Come learn how to create habitat for beneficial insects with native plants and cover crops, and prevent crop damage by common insect pests! The workshop will include a tour of the native plant areas at Extension, and a demonstration of how to build a low tunnel to protect spring crops with row cover. Please register online or by calling 336-703-2850. To request Spanish interpretation and/or child care, please call 336-705-8823 by March 8, 2017.

Yarrow

Mason wasp (predator of cabbageworms) on Mountain Mint.

This program is part of Forsyth Community Gardening's Sustainable Growing Series of free workshops on horticultural and community organizing topics.

¡Aprenda cómo crear hábitat para insectos beneficiosos con plantas nativas y cultivos de cobertura, y controlar las plagas de las hortalizas! Haremos un recorrido de las áreas con plantas nativas en la Extensión, y demostraremos cómo construir un túnel bajo para proteger los cultivos de la primavera con cubierta de hileras (row cover). Por favor, regístrese en línea o llame 336-703-2850. Por favor, o llame 336-703-2850. Para pedir interpretación del programa en español y/o cuidado para niños por favor llame al 336-705-8823 a más tardar el 8 de marzo.

Este programa es parte de la Serie de Horticultura Sostenible de talleres gratis sobre la horticultura y la organización comunitaria.

Register for April ‘Watering for Healthy Vegetable Crops’ Workshop!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm
Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy Garden
(1215 N. Cameron Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27101)

Peppers

In this workshop, we’ll share tips for watering your vegetable garden to prevent disease and achieve good yields and high-quality crops. We’ll also put together a simple drip irrigation system, an excellent option for efficient watering. Please register online or by calling 336-703-2850. To request Spanish interpretation, child care, or accommodations for persons with disabilities, please call 336-705-8823 by April 12, 2017.

This program is part of Forsyth Community Gardening's Sustainable Growing Series of free workshops on horticultural and community organizing topics.

Compartiremos consejos sobre el riego de su huerto para prevenir enfermedades y lograr cosechas abundantes y hortalizas de buena calidad. Ensamblaremos un sistema sencillo de riego por goteo, una opción excelente para el riego eficaz. Por favor, regístrese en línea o llame al 336-703-2850. Para pedir interpretación del programa en español, cuidado para niños, o adaptaciones para personas con discapacidades, por favor llame al 336-705-8823 a más tardar el 12 de abril, 2017.

Este programa es parte de la Serie de Horticultura Sostenible de talleres gratis sobre la horticultura y la organización comunitaria.

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!