Forsyth County Urban Farm School Course

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Are you considering starting a small produce farm in Forsyth County?

Forsyth County Urban Farm School is an intensive 12 week class for individuals motivated to start a business growing and selling produce.

Urban Farm School in Forsyth County is an opportunity for adult students to learn about creating and running a small market garden or urban farm. This hands-on training program offers economic opportunity for participants across Forsyth County communities while increasing involvement and access to local, healthy foods.

A young man inspects the Urban Farm School tent.

About the class:

This 12-week hands-on course takes students through soil preparation, seeding, transplanting, food safety, harvest and finally to sale of their produce. The class will meet twice a week for 12 weeks between March and June. Topics covered include site selection, soil health, crop selection/establishment, production mapping, irrigation, fertility management, integrated pest and disease management, business planning, pre-/post harvest produce safety, and direct to consumer marketing. Students are responsible for attending classroom and field sessions during which they will establish and maintain field plots with spring crops.

A person plants seed in a row labeled Carrot.

Take a look at this Program Flyer to read more about what the course has to offer.

Hear from Past Students

Click here to get a quick peak of what an average season looks like (featuring the class of 2023).


The Class of 2024 is already underway. Please fill out the 2025 Urban Farm School interest form to receive an update when applications open in 2025. Interested individuals will be sent email when applications open back up in January 2025. Also linked here:

Want to meet the 2024 class:

Visit them at Market on May 29th!

For inquiries about the program, please reach out to Celine Richard, Horticulture Agent (