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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 back in the office! Soil Sample kits are located in the Ag Services building and are also 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 with volunteers. 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


NEW – Publication on Climate Resilient Gardening in your home landscape Climate Resilient Gardening

Climate Publication Resources

Check out these new Master Gardener volunteer videos filmed with the Town of Wake Forest!

All about Soil Testing 

Container Gardening 

How to Get Help from Master Gardeners on all your Plant Questions! 

Information on the NC Extension Master Gardener program

  • Information on becoming an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer! Our January 2022 training is completed and we have 34 new volunteers! Master Gardener Training
  • Wake County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer application 2023-MGV Application

Recommended resources for your home lawn and garden from Wake County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers!


Current gardening classes and opportunities

Map of community gardens, farmers markets, and food pantries in Wake County  Click here for Map

Popular gardening information links