Forsyth Community Gardening

Cooperative Extension

1450 Fairchild Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

(336) 703-2869

Community Garden Mentors

Calendar of Events

Winston-Salem Foundation

North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Community Gardening

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 involved.

Upcoming Opportunities

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.

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