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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Resources

Community Gardens

Forsyth Community Gardening offers a wide range of educational and organizing resources, which are available to all gardens. We are also pleased to offer some material and financial resources to registered community gardens in Forsyth County.

Check out our Printed Materials page for a wealth of information on community gardening topics, from starting a new garden, to soil management, to curricula for children and youth, and everything in between.

Our FCG Documents page has guides and forms to help you start or revitalize a garden, submit soil samples for free pH and nutrient testing, apply for financial assistance to test for soil contaminants, track your garden harvests, or apply for a microgrant (available to limited resource community gardens within Forsyth County).

Below, you will find more information about our Tool Lending and Seed Bank programs for registered Forsyth County community gardens.

Tool Lending

Community Gardens

Forsyth Community Gardening’s Tool Lending program is operated out of the tool shed at the Forsyth County Agricultural Building. If you would like to check out tools, please follow these steps:

  • Look at the Tool Inventory & Picture Guide to see what tools are available for lending and what they can be used for.
  • Review Forsyth Community Gardening's Tool Lending Policy and Liability Waiver. You will be asked to sign this form indicating your agreement with the policy upon picking up tools.
  • To request tools, please call 336-703-2850 or fill out the online Tool Request Form. The front desk staff will be in touch within two business days to confirm if tools are available and coordinate tool pick-up and drop-off times. Tool pick-up and drop-off times can be arranged from Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 11:30 am OR 2:00 – 4:30 pm.

If there is a tool you would like to borrow that you don't see here, please contact Megan so we can put it on our wish list!

Seed Bank

Community Gardens

Thanks to the generosity of Lowe’s Foods and other donors, Forsyth Community Gardening maintains a Seed Bank with vegetable, herb, and flower seeds, which are distributed free to community gardens registered with our program. Not listed in our Directory? Add your garden today!.

To set a time to pick up seeds, please call 336-703-2850 or stop by the Forsyth County Agricultural Building from Monday through Friday between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. To make sure you’re planting during the ideal season for each crop, review our Piedmont Garden Calendar and NC State’s Vegetable Planting Guide for the Piedmont.

If you would like to donate seed packets to the Seed Bank, please contact Megan.