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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 mgardener@wakegov.com

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

All about Soil Testing  https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/virtual-program/gardening-series-part-1 

Container Gardening  https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/virtual-program/gardening-series-part-2 

How to Get Help from Master Gardeners on all your Plant Questions!  https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/virtual-program/gardening-series-part-4 

Information on the NC Extension Master Gardener program

  • Information on becoming an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer! Our September 2021 training has been delayed until January 2022 due to unknowns around the Covid-19 (deadline for application for our January 2022 class is now August 15, 2021)   Information on Becoming a Master Gardener
  • Wake County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer application 2022 current mgv_application

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

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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

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Calico Scales About to Hatch!

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