Annual Report Features Stories of Resilience

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The most recent Extension Master Gardener program annual report celebrates Master Gardener℠ volunteers for their efforts to educate and connect individuals, families, and youth during the pandemic. Discover how Master Gardener volunteers responded in communities across North Carolina through these stories of resilience:

Helping Others Grow
Teaching Others to Grow | Buncombe County
Providing Solutions | Harnett County
Sharing Garden Advice | Vance-Warren & Granville-Person Counties

Meeting Community Needs
4800 Pounds of Produce Feeds Families | Johnston County
Planting Virus Victory Gardens | Pender County
Supporting Therapeutic Partnerships | Wake County

Engaging Youth During Remote Learning
Growing Pizza | Davidson County
Bucket Gardens | McDowell County
School Garden Not Forgotten | Orange County

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Master Gardener volunteers support the mission of N.C. Cooperative Extension by connecting people to horticulture through science-based education and outreach. Working under the leadership of local N.C. Cooperative Extension agents, Master Gardener volunteer projects and programs seek to:

  • Share research-based gardening information that inspires residents to cultivate healthy gardens and landscapes while conserving natural resources and wildlife habitat;
  • Promote health, well-being, and food security through gardening, better nutrition, and increased physical activity;
  • Connect children, families, and communities with nature to grow a more sustainable future.

The NC State Extension Master Gardener program operates in 84 of N.C. Cooperative Extension’s 101 local centers. Learn about becoming a Master Gardener volunteer or connect with volunteers in your community by contacting your local N.C. Cooperative Extension Center.

Support the work of Master Gardener volunteers across North Carolina by making a tax-deductible donation to the NC Extension Master Gardener endowment