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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.
Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are working remotely and part-time in the office as we deal with the Covid-19 virus. Soil Sample kits are still located in the Ag Services and are available in boxes outside the front door. Reach out for assistance with all your home gardening questions, via email or phone! Office hours are generally Monday-Friday, 9-12 and 1-4, but call first if you plan to visit to confirm the office is staffed. Otherwise, leave phone messages as they will be checked daily and responded to as soon as possible. Telephone is 919-250-1084 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW – Publication on Climate Resilient Gardening in your home landscape Climate Resilient Gardening
Check out these new Master Gardener volunteer videos filmed with the Town of Wake Forest!
All about Soil Testing https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/
Container Gardening https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/
Information on the NC Extension Master Gardener program
- Information on becoming an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer! Our January 2022 training is scheduled and the applications are no longer being accepted for the current class. Information on becoming a Master Gardener volunteer
- Wake County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer application 2022-MGV Application
Recommended resources for your home lawn and garden from Wake County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers!
- Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/wakemg
- Extension Gardener website with lots of gardening information! https://extensiongardener.ces.ncsu.edu
- Extension Gardener Handbook (comprehensive gardening book!) https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/extension-gardener-handbook
Current gardening classes and opportunities
- SPRING VEGETABLE GARDENING CLASS FOR 2021! Online class offered by Extension Master Gardener volunteers Wake County on March 6, from 2-4 p.m. Go to the Wake County Libraries website to register!
- MANAGING COMMON VEGETABLE GARDEN PROBLEMS. May 8, 2021 from 2-3:30. Go to wakegov.com/libraries to register!
Map of community gardens, farmers markets, and food pantries in Wake County Click here for Map
Popular gardening information links
- Vegetable gardening pamphlet Home Vegetable Gardening
- Vegetable gardening handbook Ready-Garden-Grow Book
- Weed management guide for home lawns Residential Weed Mgmt Carlson Rev. 2017
- Miscellaneous and popular gardening resources 2021 URLs for QR Codes
- QR codes for gardening resources QR Codes 2021
- Backyard Rain Gardens
- Moles and Voles Wake Co 2017
- Fire Ant Control short version
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