Forks on Friday Gardening Classes Return This Fall!

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Forks on Friday is returning in fall of 2023! N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center, is excited to offer lunch-and-learn classes about gardening. These classes are offered in partnership with Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Forsyth County .

Forks on Friday is where garden forks meet dinner forks. Bring your lunch to enjoy while learning gardening skills at these classes on Fridays from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m..

Registration for each program will be available 2 weeks prior to the program date on our Eventbrite page. 

Visit for details. 

If you need assistance with registration, call 336-703-2850.

Programs will be held in-person at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center, 1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.

September 8 – Native Plants of Note

Sheilah Lombardo, Forsyth County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer

Join us for an insider’s preview of some of the choice native plants to be offered in the Forsyth County Extension Master Gardener Plant Sale. The sale (coming up on September 16) will feature a wide variety of plants with emphasis on native plants.

blue mist flower

October 6 – Composting at Home

Leslie Rose, Horticulture Agent & Director of the Arboretum at Tanglewood Park

Compost is a valuable addition to any garden and is easy to do at home. Gain ideas for incorporating a composting system in your yard.

compost in hands

November 3 – Captivating Containers

Eva K. Bingham, Landscaper

Learn to make interesting container gardens appropriate for the season, including some that contain native plants. This class will include a demonstration of planting in a container and creating tabletop arrangements using materials from the garden.

container with violas

For questions about the Forks on Friday series, contact Leslie Rose, Horticulture Agent, at or 336-703-2868.

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*You may also be interested in our Arboretum Adult Education classes this fall.