Community Garden Mentor Training 

Saturday, March 21, 9am-3pm

Saturday, March 28, 9am-3pm

Lunch and snacks provided


Do you care about your community? Do you enjoy gardening? Do you want to make a difference? Be a leader in your community! Become a Community Garden Mentor! Mentors play a critical role in supporting community gardens in Forsyth County. Participants in the program are trained in community organizing skills and basic horticultural practices so that they can effectively set up and sustain community gardens. Click here to register for this FREE two day training.  



The Community Garden Mentor Program is run by Forsyth Community Gardening. There is no cost to attend the training or participate in the program. 

Monarch Waystations

Wednesday, February 18



Tanglewood Arboretum Office 

4201 Manor House Circle, Clemmons, 27012


Harriet McCarthy, Forsyth County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, will present a program on developing a Monarch Waystation so you can help boost population numbers and help maintain the annual migration of these iconic wanderers. Whether you have a large garden or just a deck you will learn the fundamentals of attracting Monarchs to your own garden. To register, click here or call 703-2850. 

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

It's time to place your order for the   4-H Plant Sale! The Plant Sale is the annual fund raising event for Forsyth County's 4-H Program. Plant pickups will be on March 26 and March 27. Click here to download an order form. Be sure to mail in your order form by February 27th!

For more information about 4-H in Forsyth County, call 703-2850 or click here.

Does your garden give away some portion of its produce? If so, please take a moment to fill out this national survey. Click here to take the survey. 

This survey is being conducted by The Lord's Acre, a community garden located in Fairview, NC.
Have you completed the Community Garden Mentor training? If not, you've been missing out... so you won't want to miss this opportunity! I'll be teaching another cohort in March and I would love for you to participate. 
     Community Garden Mentors are the lifeblood of gardens in our county. They help new community gardens get established and they teach and encourage best practices at existing gardens. After completing the two-day training, you'll be invited to gather with other Mentors once a month to share a delicious potluck meal and network. It's a lot of fun and it is critical to sustaining our community gardens. Click here to register for the two-day Mentor Training. 
      If you still need to pick up seeds for your garden, shoot me an email so we can set up a meeting.   
Thanks for all you do to help our community grow!

Community Gardening Coordinator
Forsyth Cooperative Extension
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This is the eighth 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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