Extension Master Gardener Program Graduates Seven
Seven people participated in the Extension Master Gardener training program in 2014 in McDowell County. The students met one time a week for 13 weeks. Different horticultural topics were covered including: plant propagation, botany, landscape design, lawn care, woody ornamentals, and vegetables. The Extension Master Gardener graduates are: Linda Davidson, Wayne Davidson, Alex Portelli, Gail Portelli, Colleen McDermott, Sharry Mikell, and Jane Townsend.
The Extension Master Gardener program is an educational program designed to enhance public education in consumer horticulture. It provides educational assistance to the citizens of McDowell County concerning lawns, fruits, vegetables, trees, and ornamentals.
Volunteer opportunities throughout the county include: community gardens, demonstration gardens, school beautification projects, school-age education, adopt-a-spot, and plant clinics. If you are interested in the Extension Master Gardener program, we are always accepting applications. Call the Extension office at 828-652-8104 to apply.