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Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers

Since 1979, North Carolina Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers (EMGVs) have been leaders in this internationally acclaimed program, guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their landscapes. Trained by North Carolina State University faculty and staff, EMGVs provide research-based information about gardening and environmental stewardship to individuals and communities across the state. EMGVs engage the community through education and outreach on a wide variety of subjects and through a broad spectrum of projects, all designed to maximize their impact.

EMG volunteer teaching kids about plants.

Growing Young Gardeners

Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers in Buncombe County Show Us How Hands-on gardening experiences in childhood can cultivate a life-long appreciation …

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Helping Neighbors Grow and Thrive

Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers in Chatham County Show Us How Chatham County is a rapidly growing community. Over the past decade, …

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Making STEM Come Alive

Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers in Wilson County Show Us How Extension Master Gardener volunteers at the Wilson Botanical Gardens have created …

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EMG Program 2019 Annual Report

In 2019, 3,315 Master Gardener℠ volunteers: Directly reached 370,338 North Carolinians; Volunteered 229,687 hours, equivalent to 110 full-time positions; Provided volunteer service time …

watercolor of nasturtium flowers with 40 year anniversary text

Celebrating 40 Years of Service!

Many thanks to Beda Trenning-Helms, Extension Master Gardener volunteer, Union County, for creating this beautiful watercolor to commemorate our …