Extension Master Gardener
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?
This year’s training program will be on Thursdays from 2-4 p.m. starting August 2nd, 2018 and ending December 13th. There will be no class Thanksgiving or Dec. 6th.
Download the Application and submit it along with $150 by July 20th, 2018
Fee includes: 40 hours of instruction, a hardcover Extension Gardener Handbook, supplies, and any course trips.
For more information about becoming an Extension Master Gardener, call 704-983-3987 or email firstname.lastname@example.org