Become an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer

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Have you wanted to gain more knowledge and skills in gardening and horticulture? The Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteer program just might be for you! Join our growing team of 25 volunteers and get involved.

Certified Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers (EMGV) are trained and able to:

  • Teach the public horticultural best practices
  • Assist our agents in Extension related projects
  • Troubleshoot garden and lawn issues
  • Share and communicate resources to the public
  • Improve their own garden skills and knowledge

In order to become a certified EMGV, participants must complete the 40-hour training, pass an exam, and volunteer 20 hours within one year.

The cost of the training is $150 and includes:

  • State membership NCEMGV Association
  • Hardback copy of the Extension Gardener Handbook
  • 40 hours of in-person and interactive training
  • Certified EMG Name tag (once completed)

Extension Master Gardener Training Flyer