Seven Ways You Can Celebrate National Volunteer Week With Us!

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National Volunteer Week is the perfect time to celebrate the important work volunteers do in our communities. Across our state, over 3,000 Master Gardener volunteers work alongside and under the leadership of N.C. Cooperative Extension agents, teaching North Carolinians to cultivate healthy plants, landscapes, ecosystems, and communities through science-based education and outreach. 

Help Us Celebrate!

Celebrate the work of Extension Master Gardener volunteers during National Volunteer Week! Here are some ways you can join us :

  1. Visit us on Instagram @ncemgv and Facebook @NC Extension Master Gardener Volunteers all this week as we celebrate Extension Master Gardener volunteers!
  2. Learn how you can become a Master Gardener volunteer
  3. Use the Garden Help Directory to connect with Master Gardener volunteers in your community
  4. Increase your gardening knowledge with tools Master Gardener volunteers helped create: 
    1. Use the Plant Toolbox to find the right plants for your landscape
    2. Learn about the science of horticulture and gardening best practices with the NC Extension Gardener Handbook, available free online as well as for purchase as a hardback book or interactive self-study e-book  
  5. Explore stories that show how Master Gardener volunteers are making a difference across North Carolina
  6. Read our 2020 annual report to see how Master Gardener volunteers have helped others grow and responded to community needs during the pandemic  
  7. Support the work of Master Gardener volunteers across North Carolina – Donate to the NC State Extension Master Gardener endowment
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Master Gardener volunteers support the mission of Extension by sharing research-based knowledge with the public.