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


Community Gardens

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. Explore our website to learn more about Forsyth Community Gardening and discover how you can get involved!

New Food Safety Factsheet for Gardeners


With the harvest of summer vegetables in full swing, it’s important to ensure that your garden produce is safe and free from pathogens. Check out our new Food Safety Basics factsheet for tips on how to grow and harvest your vegetables to minimize the risk of foodborne illness. From site selection to water sources, soil amendments, composting practices, and handwashing, there’s a lot that gardeners can do to ensure a healthy harvest.

Register for “Crop Planning & Autumn Gardens” on July 17!


Crop Planning and Autumn Gardens
Tuesday, July 17, 6:00-8:00 pm
Catholic Charities (1612 14th St NE, Winston-Salem NC 27105)
Please register online or call 336-703-2850.

Spanish interpretation will be available! If you need Spanish interpretation, please call 336-705-8823 by July 16 so that we can bring enough headsets.

What’s the best time of year to plant tomatoes? Can I really harvest fresh greens through November? How can I enrich my garden soil over the winter? Come find the answers to these questions and more at this workshop on crop planning!

Megan Gregory, Community Gardening Coordinator with N.C. Cooperative Extension, will discuss when to plant different vegetables and cover crops, and how to create crop rotations that keep your soil enriched and reduce disease problems. We will tour summer plantings at Catholic Charities’ garden, discuss what can be planted in the fall, and demonstrate how to build a low tunnel to keep greens growing into the winter. Participants will create a fall crop plan for their gardens. For more details, please see the information on Forsyth Extension Gardener Workshops.


Planeación de Cultivos y Huertos del Otoño
martes, 17 de julio, 6:00-8:00 pm
Catholic Charities (1612 14th St NE, Winston-Salem NC 27105)
Por favor, inscríbase en línea o llame al 336-703-2850.

¡Habrá interpretación en español!

¿Cuál es la mejor temporada para plantar tomates? ¿Realmente puedo cosechar verduras de hoja verde hasta noviembre? ¿Cómo puedo enriquecer la tierra del huerto durante el invierno? ¡Venga a aprender las respuestas a estas preguntas y más en este taller sobre planeación de cultivos! Recorreremos las hortalizas del verano en el huerto de Catholic Charities, discutiremos qué se puede sembrar en el otoño, y demostraremos cómo construir un túnel bajo para extender la cosecha de las verduras de hoja verde hasta el invierno. Los participantes harán un plan de cultivos para el otoño que viene en sus huertos. Para detalles, por favor vea la información sobre Talleres de Horticultura de la Extensión

2017 Year In Review!

Community Gardens

Please help us celebrate community gardeners' good work by checking out Forsyth Community Gardening’s 2017 Year in Review! Thanks to all who have made our county healthier, greener, and more neighborly through community gardening.

¡Ayúdenos a celebrar el buen trabajo de los horticultores comunitarios leyendo el Reporte Anual de 2017 del Programa de Huertos Comunitarios! Gracias a todos los que han hecho que nuestro condado sea más saludable, más ecológico, y más amistoso a través de cultivar huertos comunitarios.