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NC Extension Gardener Handbook

NC Extension Gardener Handbook

NC State Extension has many online resources to help you garden more successfully. Learn more:

Ask an Expert

If you’re a North Carolina resident with a question about your garden, lawn, or landscape we can help. Submit your question to Ask an Expert or contact your local County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension.

Contact Local Master Gardener Volunteers

Use the Find Your County page to contact your local N.C. Cooperative Extension county center and connect with Master Gardener℠ volunteers in your community.

Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers learn a wide variety of gardening skills and research based information. In exchange for their training, they share what they have learned with their community.

How Master Gardener℠ volunteers share knowledge in their communities:

Master Gardener volunteers plant vegetables in demonstration garden

MGV Demonstration Garden – Unity Park and Community Gardens, Lenoir, NC

  • Classes/Workshops
  • Community Gardens
  • Demonstration Gardens
  • Garden Tour
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Help Desk/Hot-line/Booth — Ask a Master Gardener Volunteer
  • Plant Rescue
  • Plant Sale
  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Blogs)
  • Speaker’s Bureau
  • Treasure Trees
  • Website
  • Youth Gardening

Each county’s Extension Master Gardener℠ program is composed of different elements in order to meet the unique needs of that county. Not all of the elements listed here are available in each county.