JUNE 2015

Growing Amazing Tomatoes

Monday, June 22 

2:00- 3:00pm

Forsyth County 

Agriculture Building

1450 Fairchild Road

   Winston-Salem, 27105


Join us for a workshop discussing best management practices such as soil preparation, planting, fertilization, soil pH, watering, heirloom vs. hybrids, and more. Common problems with tomato diseases, disorders, and insects will also be addressed. This program will be presented by Extension Agent Scott Welborn and Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Wallace Williamson. To register, click here or call (336) 703-2850. There is no cost to attend this program. 


Plan and Plant Your Fall Garden

Tuesday, July 21 

6:30 - 8:00pm


Walkertown Library

2969 Main Street

Walkertown, 27051

Discover how to extend your garden beyond frost and light freezes with Forsyth County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Bill Colvin. We will also discuss ways to reduce insect problems for next spring. To register, click here or call (336) 703-2990. There is no cost to attend this program.

Annual Flowers

Wednesday, June 3

11:00am -12:00pm


Tanglewood Arboretum Office 

4201 Manor House Circle, Clemmons, 27012


Beth Leonard, owner of Beth's Greenhouse and Davidson County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, will discuss selection and use of annual flowers in the landscape to create season long color and interest. As a bonus, Beth will have plants available for purchase after the class. To register, click here or call 703-2850. There is no cost to attend this program.

Free Tomato Transplants
We have some more tomato transplants for community gardens here at the office (1450 Fairchild Road).  These plants are available on a first come, first served basis.  Please call (336) 703-2850 to make sure they are still available before you come over to pick them up. 

Tool Lending Program
The toolshed has been recently inventoried and organized and is ready to go for the 2015 season. And now there's a great online form for you to use to check out tools! Click here to reserve tools that you can use at your community garden.

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  Mike Bowman   for more information and to apply. 
Until We Meet Again
Wonderful community gardeners, it is with mixed emotions that I write to tell you that my family is relocating to the Triangle area. Thus, I am stepping down from the Community Gardening Coordinator position at the end of this month. I have greatly enjoyed working with and getting to know you over the past year and a half. Your efforts to grow food and strengthen your communities are truly inspiring. 
     A new Coordinator will be hired in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on your inbox! She or he will be the next voice that you hear from in this newsletter.
     If you have any questions or concerns about this transition, please get in touch with me or Extension Director Mark Tucker at (336) 703-2851.
    Of course, I am not gone yet so please come by for a visit! I am here to help and would love to see you before I leave.
Thanks for all you do to help our community grow!

Community Gardening Coordinator
Forsyth Cooperative Extension
Local Foods
Networking Forum

Tuesday, June 9

1:00- 2:00pm


Forsyth County Agriculture Building

1450 Fairchild Road

Winston-Salem, 27105


Community members are invited to learn about and discuss local food initiatives and accomplishments. Make new connections and take back new ideas! This is a standing, informal meeting. Participants are invited to bring their lunch.

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This is the twelfth 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!
 To view previous issues of The Bulletin Board, click here
Contact  Alison Duncan , Forsyth County's Community Gardening Coordinator.
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Forsyth County Center
1450 Fairchild Road
Winston-Salem, NC

(336) 703-2850