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.

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Winston-Salem, NC 27105


Community Gardens

Here in Forsyth County, NC, community gardens have taken root in neighborhoods, civic groups, faith communities, public parks, schools, and more. These are places where people come together to grow food, create and preserve green spaces, and bring neighbors together, and they are as diverse as the people gardening in them.

Community Gardens

Forsyth Community Gardening supports the growing efforts of more than 160 community gardens. Explore our website to learn more about Forsyth Community Gardening and discover how you can get involved!

September / October News from Forsyth Community Gardening!

Fall is a busy time in the garden and at Cooperative Extension! Check out the September / October 2018 Bulletin Board for tips on planting cool-season vegetables, soil-improving cover crops, and native plants. You’ll also learn about upcoming programs -- from container gardening, to composting, to designing great youth programs, and more! Enjoy!

¡Hay mucho que hacer en el huerto/ jardín en el otoño, y muchos programas para ayudarle en la Extensión Cooperativa! Consulte el Boletín de septiembre / octubre 2018 para obtener consejos sobre cómo sembrar hortalizas de la temporada fresca, cultivos de cobertura que mejoran la tierra, y plantas nativas. También se entererá sobre los programas próximos, como la horticultura en contenedores, haciendo compost (abono orgánico), el diseño de programas excelentes para jóvenes, y mucho más. ¡Disfrute!

New Food Safety Factsheet for Gardeners


With the harvest of summer vegetables in full swing, it’s important to ensure that your garden produce is safe and free from pathogens. Check out our new Food Safety Basics factsheet for tips on how to grow and harvest your vegetables to minimize the risk of foodborne illness. From site selection to water sources, soil amendments, composting practices, and handwashing, there’s a lot that gardeners can do to ensure a healthy harvest.