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 Mentor Program for garden organizers, hands-on workshops in sustainable horticulture through the Forsyth Extension Gardener Workshops, 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).

Mentor Program

Community Gardens

Forsyth Community Gardening offers training and support for local leaders to serve as Mentors to community garden groups across the county. New Mentors first complete a three-part training covering the community organizing skills and basic horticultural knowledge needed to start and sustain a community garden. The training can be offered in English and Spanish.

After the initial training, Mentors are either matched with a community garden of their choosing to provide guidance (often a garden where they are already involved), or work with the Community Gardening Coordinator to identify a program-wide role based on their gifts. To continue growing their knowledge skills, and networks, Mentors also participate in potluck meetings, Forsyth Extension Gardener workshops, and a ‘buddy program’ that pairs Mentors for mutual support and learning. For program details,If you're interested in becoming a mentor or finding a mentor, please contact the Community Garden Coordinator

There is no cost to participate in the Mentor Program.

Forsyth Extension Gardener Workshops

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

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Join N.C. Cooperative Extension Horticulture and Community Gardening educators for free workshops on sustainable gardening practices! Programs cover vegetable and fruit production as well as landscape management. Spanish interpretation is available at all workshops with two weeks’ advance request (call 336-705-8823).

To learn about Forsyth Extension Gardener workshops and other upcoming horticultural workshops, be sure to subscribe to Extension Upcoming Programs and the Forsyth Community Gardening newsletter.


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Únase a los educadores de Horticultura y Huertos Comunitarios de la Extensión Cooperativa para talleres gratuitos sobre la horticultura sostenibles. Los programas tratan la producción de hortalizas y frutas, así como la jardinería con plantas ornamentales. La interpretación en español está disponible en todos los talleres con una solicitud con dos semanas de anticipación (llame al 336-705-8823).

Para aprender sobre Talleres de Horticultura de la Extensión y otros talleres hortícolas, asegúrese de suscribirse a los boletines de Extension Upcoming Programs y Forsyth Community Gardening. (lo de Forsyth Community Gardening sale en español.)