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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Programs

Mentors

Forsyth Community Gardening offers educational programs for current and aspiring community gardeners of all ages and experience levels. We are pleased to offer Spanish interpretation at most programs with advance request to the Community Gardening Coordinator. Our programs include the Community Garden Mentor Program for garden organizers, hands-on workshops in sustainable horticulture through the Sustainable Growing Series, and healthy cooking demonstrations featuring seasonal produce. Please read on for more information about each of these opportunities!

El Programa de Huertos Comunitarios ofrece programas educativos para los horticultores comunitarios de todas las edades y niveles de experiencia. Nos complace ofrecer la interpretación en español en la mayoría de los programas con solicitud previa. Para recibir información sobre nuestros programas en español, por favor contacte a la Coordinadora de Huertos Comunitarios por correo electrónico o llamando al 336-705-8823 (habla español).

Community Garden Mentor Program

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Community Garden Mentors play a critical role in developing and sustaining community gardens in Forsyth County. Mentors provide consistent community organizing and horticultural guidance to a specific garden, and serve as a liaison to the Forsyth Community Gardening program. Participants first complete a two-day training centered on the American Community Garden Association's Growing Communities curriculum. After completing the initial training, Mentors are matched with a community garden in Forsyth County. To continually develop their knowledge skills, and networks, Mentors also attend monthly potlucks, Sustainable Growing Series workshops, and other horticultural programs offered by Forsyth Cooperative Extension.

There is no cost to participate in the Community Garden Mentor Program.

Becoming a Community Garden Mentor:

Forsyth Community Gardening offers the initial, two-day Community Garden Mentor training once a year, usually in late February. If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please review the Community Garden Mentor Job Description to determine if the program is a good fit. Then, add your name to the Community Garden Mentor Interest Form. We will send you more information when plans for the next training are finalized. You are also welcome to contact the Community Gardening Coordinator if you’d like to get involved with Forsyth Community Gardening programs and begin attending Mentor meetings.

Requesting a Community Garden Mentor:

If you would like a Mentor to help you start, revitalize, or sustain a community garden, please fill out the Mentor Request Form and return it to Megan Gregory. However, the surest way to secure a Mentor for your garden is for you, and others involved with your garden, to become Mentors! Most people who complete the Community Garden Mentor training are already involved with a garden, so may not be available to assist in other places. Please see above for more information about becoming a Community Garden Mentor.

Sustainable Growing Series

Para leer este información en español, por favor vea más abajo.

MentorsThe Sustainable Growing Series is a series of FREE workshops on horticultural and community organizing topics. Programs are geared toward community gardeners, but all are welcome! Please see below for information about upcoming programs. Registration is appreciated, though not required to attend. Spanish interpretation is available at all workshops with two weeks’ advance request (call 336-705-8823).

Upcoming Sustainable Growing Series workshops are listed below.

Bee The ‘Sustainable Growing Series’ has wrapped up for 2017 – please check back in early 2018! To learn about upcoming community gardening programs, please sign up for our monthly newsletter, the Bulletin Board.


BeeLa Serie de Horticultura Sostenible es una serie de talleres GRATUITOS sobre temas de horticultura y la organización comunitaria. Se dirigen los programas a los miembros de huertos comunitarios, ¡pero todos son bienvenidos! A continuación se detalla la información sobre los programas próximos. Le agradeceríamos que se registrara, pero no es obligatorio para asistir. La interpretación en español está disponible en todos los talleres con una solicitud con dos semanas de anticipación (llame al 336-705-8823).

A continuación se detallan los talleres próximos.

BeeYa llevamos a cabo todos los programas de la ‘Serie de Horticultura Sostenible’ para el 2017 – por favor, visite esta página otra vez al principio del 2018! Para obtener información sobre programas próximas relacionados con la horticultura comunitaria, por favor regístrese para recibir nuestro boletín mensual.

Cooking in the Garden

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Para leer este información en español, por favor vea más abajo.

Cooking in the Garden is a series of garden tours and healthy cooking demonstrations featuring seasonal produce. Community Garden Mentors share about their garden plantings and practices, and nutrition educators teach participants to prepare a healthy recipe with vegetables from the garden. Spanish interpretation is available at all demonstrations! No registration is required; just come with an appetite to try new veggies and new recipes. Cooking in the Garden is a collaboration between Forsyth Community Gardening, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program at Cooperative Extension, and Second Harvest Food Bank.


Upcoming cooking demonstrations are listed below.

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The ‘Cooking in the Garden’ has wrapped up for 2017 – please check back in Spring 2018! In the meantime, click here to see a sampling of the recipes from 2017, including Zucchini and Squash Salad with Tomatoes, Veggie Wraps, Sweet Potato Hummus, and Butternut Squash and Kale Salad. Enjoy!


Cocinando en el Huerto es una serie de recorridos de huertos y demostraciones de cocina saludable con verduras de temporada. Los Mentores de Huertos Comunitarios compartirán sobre sus cultivos y prácticas de horticultura, y los educadores de nutrición enseñarán a los participantes a preparar una receta saludable con verduras del huerto. Habrá interpretación en español en todas las demostraciones! No se requiere registración; ¡sólo venga con un apetito para probar nuevas verduras y nuevas recetas! Cocinando en el Huerto es una colaboración entre el Programa de Huertos Comunitarios y el Programa de Educación sobre Alimentos y Nutrición en la Extensión Cooperativa y Second Harvest Food Bank.

A continuación se detallan las demostraciones próximas.

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Ya llevamos a cabo todos los programas de ‘Cocinando en el Huerto’ para el 2017 – por favor, visite esta página otra vez en la primavera del 2018!

Para mientras, haz clic aquí para ver unas de las recetas del 2017, incluyendo: Ensalada de Calabacines con Tomates, Envolturas Vegetarianas, Hummus de Camote (Batata), y Ensalada de la Calabaza Butternut y Col Rizada. ¡Disfrute!