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Extension Master Gardeners

a group of gardeners smiling in the garden

Jun 1, 2022

Growing Hope

NC State Extension Master Gardener℠ program volunteers cultivate gardening knowledge across the state. 

Members of the Debnam family at the seed library

Apr 19, 2021

Master Gardener Volunteers Tend to the Community

Pandemic limitations were no match for the fertile imaginations of Master Gardener volunteers, who delivered fresh food to seniors, built a seed library and found new ways to help the hungry. 

a garden shed with all the tools of the gardener

Mar 20, 2018

Long-Awaited Extension Gardener Handbook Now Available

A new award-winning gardening handbook published by NC State Extension has arrived on the market. The North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook offers practical guidelines for bringing the best in research-driven, environmentally responsible gardening practices right to your own garden, lawn or landscape. 

Outdoor shot of Matt Bertone and three Master Gardeners

Jun 15, 2017

NC State Holds First N.C. Extension Master Gardener College

More than 100 Extension volunteers from across the state worked to improve their gardening GPA – “Good Planting Advice” – when they gathered at NC State University last week for the first-ever North Carolina Extension Master Gardener College. 

Close up photo of a daisy

Apr 11, 2017

Plants Enrich the Economy and People’s Lives

Springtime is gardening time in North Carolina — and time to celebrate the value that plants bring to people’s lives. 

Jul 16, 2012

Extension Master Gardeners turn barren lot into peaceful park

What was a narrow, barren lot beside the Clay County administrative office building in downtown Hayesville is now a peaceful park, thanks to recent efforts of Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers. Their donated work saved the county more than $10,000. 

Mar 2, 2012

4,000+ Extension Master Gardeners help make N.C. a greener place

With spring on its way, Extension Master Gardeners across the state are working in full gear, helping fellow gardeners – beginners and experts, young and old – enhance their landscapes, grow their own fruits and vegetables and learn about the science behind gardening. 

Mar 2, 2012

Extension Master Gardener, Master Messenger

Wake County grower practices on his farm what he preaches as N.C. Master Gardener Volunteer Association president. 

Feb 20, 2012

Swain County Farmers Market takes off, thanks in part to Extension Master Gardener’s leadership

For years, organizers of the Swain County Farmers Market struggled to get vendors and customers, but an enthusiastic Master Gardener volunteer helped the market blossom in 2011 with a new location, new vendors and new customers. 

Feb 20, 2012

Cabarrus Master Gardeners welcome spring with a festival of earthly delights

In Cabarrus County, nothing heralds spring like the Plant and Herb Festival that Master Gardeners hold each year at the Piedmont Farmers Market in Concord. More than 70 vendors and 4,000 visitors are expected at this year’s event, which takes place Saturday April 14.