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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 during our renovations and 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 normally Monday-Friday, 9-12 and 1-4, but messages will be checked and responded to as soon as possible. Telephone is 919-250-1084 and email is

Information on the NC Extension Master Gardener program

  • Information on becoming an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer! Our September 2020 training has been delayed until September 2021 due to unknowns around the Covid-19 (deadline for application for our September 2021 class is now April 15, 2021)  Information about the Master Gardener program Master Gardener volunteer program
  • Wake County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer application 2021 current mgv_application

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