Old Salem Annual Seed Swap

Saturday, January 24, 11am-2pm

Potluck lunch at 12:30pm


Gray Auditorium at the Old Salem Visitors Center

900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem, 27101


Slow Food Piedmont, with support from Old Salem Horticulture, will hold the much anticipated, annual seed swapping event for both new and long-time heirloom seed growers. The event is free and open to the public.


A potluck lunch is a part of this day of fun, swap & share - you are invited to bring a dish you love to make from your garden bounty or from a favorite family recipe. Everyone is welcome! Click here for more information about this event. 


Shade Gardening

Wednesday, January 14



Tanglewood Arboretum Office 

4201 Manor House Circle, Clemmons, 27012


Bill Colvin, Forsyth County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, will present a program on how to create a lush, inviting retreat using low light tolerant trees, shrubs, flowers, ferns and mosses. Get some tips and learn how to turn your shady area into an attractive landscape. To register, please click here

The Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Speaker Series is offered by Forsyth County Cooperative Extension. There is no cost to attend this program. 

CCAP Cost-Share Program
The Forsyth Soil & Water Conservation Office administers a cost-share program to help citizens implement water quality improvements on their property. Community gardens are eligible to apply for funding to help install items such as cisterns, rain gardens, and riparian buffers. Contact Linda Birdsong for more information and to apply. 

FCG Seed Bank

Forsyth Community Gardening has a Seed Bank that your community garden can access. The Seed Bank is home to thousands of seeds, so come pick some up for spring planting! Email Alison Duncan to set up a time to stop by the office and get your seeds.

FCG Microgrants
Forsyth Community Gardening's Microgrant Program supports gardens located in limited resource communities. Microgrants of up to $500 are awarded on an on-going basis and applications are accepted year-round. Email Alison Duncan to request an application
  Happy New Year!
I hope that each of you enjoyed a wonderful and warm holiday season with friends and family. I know we're in the depths of winter, but it's time to start thinking about the coming year in your community garden!
     We've reached "planning season:" pretty much the only time of year when you don't have to worry about what the weather, pests, or weeds are doing in your garden... so take this opportunity to lay some solid plans! If you need guidance or suggestions at any point along the way, don't hesitate to get in touch with me.
     At the very least, be sure to email me to set up a time to come by the office and raid the Seed Bank! We can work together to make sure you've got what you need to have a great year at your community garden.   
Thanks for all you do to help our community grow!

Community Gardening Coordinator
Forsyth Cooperative Extension
If you haven't done so yet, please take a moment to record how much your community garden grew last year. Click here to fill out the formForsyth Community Gardening collects this data to measure the impact of community gardens on our local foodshed.

Thanks for recording your harvest totals. Every ounce counts!
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This is the seventh edition of The Bulletin Board, Forsyth Community Gardening's monthly newsletter. This publication highlights information related to community gardening in our area, keeping you informed about and inspired by this growing movement in our community. Read it every month to find out about upcoming educational opportunities, garden resource giveaways, networking opportunities, and more!
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