Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19


Various Forsyth County Boards and Commissions will be meeting via teleconference, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g).  Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

 

Live Well Community Garden

Welcome to the homepage for the Live Well Community Garden at Sexton Hall!

In partnership with the Forsyth County Master Gardeners and the Boy Scouts of America, this garden is an extension of Forsyth County Senior Services' mission to help adults age well by living a healthy and active lifestyle.

You're Invited to Visit our Pollinator Garden!

In addition to helping our existing garden thrive by attracting valuable pollinators, the Pollinator Garden can help you learn about these vital contributors to the life cycle of all our beautiful plants and blooms.

What are plant pollinators, and why are they important? Honeybees, bumblebees, mason bees, birds, butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles, other insects and various mammals are pollinators.  It's estimated that over 75% of the world's flowering plants depend on pollinators for reproductive success, meaning that without their help, these plants could head for extinction.  Plus, more than 150 food crops in the U.S. alone depend on pollinators!  Pollinators are essential, and therefore, providing them with supportive environments is increasingly important.  Each plant in our Pollinator Garden was selected to maintain a variety of color schemes and bloom seasons in the garden in order to support the entire pollinator life cycle!

Generous funding from the Georgia Master Gardeners Association, the Forsyth County Master Gardeners and Forsyth County Senior Services made this Pollinator Garden project possible, but it could not have come to life without the contribution of innumerable labor hours from volunteers, staff, and garden friends.  Come visit the Pollinator Garden today!  Walk along the sidewalk down the left side of Sexton Hall at 2115 Chloe Road (off Sharon Road) and step carefully around to the back of the building - follow the sounds of the birds and the bees or our resident hummingbirds might lead you there.  More educational programs and garden fun are planned for the future, and our community and the pollinators will enjoy the Pollinator Garden for years to come!

 

GARDEN CLUB - No August meeting. Stay tuned for September announcements. 

Love to garden? Join our club and spread the word! Print and share the flyer at this link!  

Join us on the second Monday of each month 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Don't miss our virtual garden programs! Click HERE to see the August Newsletter.

To RSVP and for more information about our growing garden club, call (770) 781-2178 ext. 5060 or email hbennett@forsythco.com.

LUNCH AND LEARN No August meeting. Stay tuned for September announcements.

Bring your lunch on the fourth Thursday of the month so you can eat, socialize and learn from Master Gardeners about gardening topics all in one afternoon.

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOTS

Please continue to enjoy the garden. For your safety and the safety of others, be conscious of social distancing. Please maintain a 6 foot distance between yourselves and other members of the garden. Continue to follow all Centers for Disease Control and Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines. At this time only lessees are permitted in the garden area. Please no visitors at this time. If you are sick, symptomatic or could have possibly been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you cannot access the garden or garden shed at this time. Please email any questions or concerns to hbennett@forsythco.com.

Community garden plots for 2020 are fully assigned.  We maintain a waitlist for anyone who would be interested when new plots open up.  If you would like more information or to be added to the waitlist, please email hbennett@forsythco.com or seniorservices@forsythco.com, and we'll be happy to assist you and answer any questions you might have.

 

Contact Us

 Address: 595 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 770-781-2178
 Fax: 770-781-2149
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

The mission of Forsyth County's Senior Services Department is to be the focal point where older adults gather for services and activities that respond to their diverse needs and interests, enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage involvement in their community through programs designed to reduce isolation, improve nutritional health, support health and community education and provide access to more extensive services for seniors, caregivers and their families.