The Community Garden movement is in full swing in Forsyth County. Raised bed gardening,
in ground gardening , and even container gardening can be practiced in community
gardens. Community gardens provide green space for our county and opportunities
for physical and social activity. Participating in a neighborhood community garden
is healthy recreation. Community gardens lead to a more livable environment, creating
beauty, and reducing crime, increasing home values, and improving the image of the
community. WANT TO KNOW MORE? Stay on top of the latest news, learn about our community
garden heritage in Forsyth County, connect with resources available, find a garden
in your neighborhood, read about upcoming events, and use the forms buttons to get
Participate in the Community Garden Mentor Program! Applications are available here
If you enjoy working in community gardens, apply to be a Community Garden Mentor!
The Community Garden Mentor Program supports and sustains community gardens in Forsyth
County by matching people who have practical, hands-on vegetable growing experience
with community gardens. A Community Garden Mentor is someone who is knowledgeable
about gardening, enjoys sharing that knowledge with others, and has been trained
to support community development around gardens. Community Garden Mentors encourage
best gardening practices and provide moral support to new gardeners. Mentors commit
to visiting their assigned garden on a regular basis during the growing season,
answering questions about gardening, and serving as a conduit between their garden
and Forsyth County Cooperative Extension.
Do you have an interest in gardening? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Do you want to increase people’s access to fresh produce? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then consider becoming a Community Garden Mentor. You’ll be part of a growing network of community gardeners who are working together in creative ways.