Across the country, the community garden movement is growing strong. These days
community gardens can be found almost anywhere: public parks, religious centers,
schools, backyards, and even rooftops. They are spaces where individuals come together
to grow food, build relationships, and celebrate their communities, and they are
as diverse as the people gardening in them.
Forsyth Community Gardening supports the growing efforts of the more than 120 community
gardens across our county. Explore our website to learn about community gardening
in Forsyth County and discover how you can get involved.
Together, we can help our community grow!
Become a Community Garden Mentor – Apply Now for February Training!
Community Garden Mentors are the hands and feet of Forsyth Community Gardening!
After completing a two-day training in community organizing and horticultural skills,
Mentors guide community groups in starting and sustaining thriving gardens. The
next training will be held on two consecutive Saturdays: February 20 and February
27, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, both days. Space is limited, so apply today! Applications
will be accepted until Monday, February 8.
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, download the Community
Garden Mentor application, fill it out, and return it to Megan Gregory.
Microgrant Program Now Accepting Applications
Do you have a great idea for a garden project to improve nutrition, environmental
quality, or social well-being in your neighborhood? Do you need just a little funding
to make it happen? Apply for a microgrant from Forsyth Community Gardening! These
$500 grants are available to garden groups that engage and benefit limited resource
communities in Forsyth County. We are now running a special application cycle,
with applications accepted from February 1, 2016 through March 1, 2016.
If you would like to apply, please
read about the microgrant program on the FCG Documents page, then
downloand an application
to fill out.
Please note: To make microgrants more accessible, we have broadened
the eligibility criteria and shortened the application compared to previous versions.
Take a look at the revised guidelines to see if you qualify!