JULY 2014

When to Pick It, How to Fix It

July 8, 6pm- 8pm


It's the peak of summer and the plants you've been dutifully tending look great! But how can you tell when it is time to harvest? And what should you do with all of that fresh produce in the kitchen? In the first half of this class, we'll cover some basic rules of thumb for harvesting, including timing and technique, for a handful of popular garden crops. In part two, we'll discuss some ways to prepare and preserve fresh produce! Click here to get more details and register for this class.

Cover Crops 

in the Garden

August 19, 6pm-8pm


Growing a cover crop is one of the best things you can do for your soil and, in turn, for your garden. Cover crops increase organic matter, reduce erosion, attract beneficial insects, and so much more. Come learn some cover cropping techniques that you can apply in your home or community garden, and plant a cover crop this fall! Click here to get more details and register for this class.

The two classes listed above are offered as a part of Forsyth County Cooperative Extension's


Neal Place

Located just off of University Parkway, the Neal Place Community Garden is in its first full summer season. The garden is the result of a collaborative effort between Habitat for Humanity, Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods, and the residents of Neal Place. Gardeners enjoy gathering in the garden to grow fresh produce together and build community. 
Sandra Stinson, one of the garden's leaders and an active volunteer, says, "The garden has a positive effect on everything around it. It's a part of the revitalization of our neighborhood and the surrounding community. It benefits not only the residents of Neal Place, but also the people who live on 13th Street, Thurmond Street, and Harrison Avenue." 

Find Neal Place and other community gardens in Forsyth County on the interactive webmap.
Greetings! This is the first 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!
Questions, comments, or content ideas? Contact Alison Duncan, Forsyth County's Community Gardening Coordinator.
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Movable Feast Community Potluck
On July 14th from 6pm to 8pm the Forsyth Community Food Consortium (FCFC) will hold its second "Movable Feast" Community Potluck at the S.G. Adkins Enterprise Center, located at 1922 S MLK Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27107. The public is invited to join in the local foods conversation and bring a dish to share. For more information, please contact Becky Bowen

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Forsyth County Center
1450 Fairchild Road
Winston-Salem, NC