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Extension Master Gardener

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NC State Extension Master Gardener volunteers provide unbiased, research-based information on gardens, lawns and landscapes.

Under the guidance and direction of Extension agents, volunteers complete a 40-hour training program, pass an examination, and complete at least a 40-hour internship.

To remain active in the program volunteers must log a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer time and a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education each year.

Is the Extension Master Gardener Program for Me?

To help you decide if you should apply to become a Extension Master Gardenersm volunteer, ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I want to learn more about growing many types of plants?
  • Am I eager to participate in a practical and intense training program?
  • Do I look forward to sharing my knowledge with people in my community?
  • Do I have enough time to attend training sessions and to serve as a volunteer?

2020 Training

This year’s training program will be on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. starting August 18th, 2020 and ending in January. There will be no class Thanksgiving or during Winter Holiday.

The majority of training will be done virtually this year through webinars and online classroom. There will be some in-person required workshops/field trips scheduled in class to best meet everyone’s needs.

Register for the Training 

Fee includes: 40 hours of instruction, a hardcover Extension Gardener Handbook, supplies, and any course trips.

Extension Gardener handbook cover

For more information about becoming an Extension Master Gardener, call 704-983-3987 or email


Written By

Dustin Adcock, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDustin AdcockExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops and Horticulture Call Dustin Email Dustin N.C. Cooperative Extension, Stanly County Center
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