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Commissioners place quarter-cent sales tax for education on March ballot

Published by Todd Luck / September 27, 2019

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to place a referendum for a quarter-cent county sales tax to fund education on the ballot for the March 3, 2020 primary. If approved by voters, this will provide an estimated $13 million annually for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

Cooperative Extension

How to become an urban farmer in Winston Salem

Published by Tembila Covington / September 23, 2019

NC Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center offers a 12 week Urban Farm School market garden class each March. A free information session on the program is scheduled for October 24 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30.


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4-H and Tractor Supply Kick-Off Fall Paper Clover Campaign in Forsyth County, NC

Published by Deidre An / September 23, 2019

This fall, local Forsyth County Tractor Supply stores are continuing their long-standing partnership with 4-H for the 2019 Fall Paper Clover Campaign to make it possible for more youth in the community to experience 4-H youth-led, hands-on programming. October 9- 20, 2019, Forsyth County Tractor Supply customers can participate in the 2019 Fall Paper Clover campaign by purchasing paper clovers for $1 or more at checkout.

Cooperative Extension

Soil Contaminants: Know Before You Grow!

Published by Megan Gregory / September 23, 2019

Gardening has many health benefits, including access to fresh, nutritious produce, physical activity, and stress reduction. But before you dig into the soil, dig into the history of the site to learn if you need to test for soil contaminants, and take precautions to minimize gardeners’ exposure to any health hazards from past land use.


Public Health

Forsyth County Public Health Nurse Honored with National Award

Published by Sarah Frantz Isom, MPH, CHES / September 20, 2019

The Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program at Forsyth County Department of Public Health is proud to announce that one of their own, Keisha Lucas, has been awarded the Tenacious Caregiver Award through the National Service Office of Nurse-Family Partnership.

Public Health

Registration is OPEN for the 5th Annual Global Peer Support Conference and Celebration!

Published by Sarah Frantz Isom, MPH, CHES / September 18, 2019

The Stepping UP program welcomes the community to the 5th Annual Global Peer Support Conference and Celebration on Thursday, October 17th from 9AM until 4PM in the Self Reliance Hall at Goodwill Industries NWNC.

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