Extension Master Gardener Program Planned for 2019

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Extension Master Gardener Volunteers work with NC State Extension to provide county citizens unbiased, research-based information on gardens, lawns, and landscape practices.

Under the guidance of NC State Extension Agents, volunteers complete an intensive and fun hands-on training program in addition to completing 40-hours of volunteer service as an intern. To help you decide if you want to be a McDowell County Master Gardener, consider these questions:

  1. Do you want to learn about growing many types of plants?
  2. Am I eager in participating in a training program to enhance my knowledge?
  3. Do I look forward to sharing my knowledge with the community?
  4. Do I have enough time to attend training and volunteer?
  5. Do I enjoy being around like-minded people?

No previous training is necessary, just a desire to volunteer in your community. Benefits of serving as a Master Gardener Volunteer include:

  1. Learn from horticultural experts.
  2. Become knowledgeable and skilled in a variety of gardening topics.
  3. Teach others about gardens, lawns, and landscapes.
  4. Help gardeners solve problems.
  5. Work with others who share your interest.
  6. Continue to learn through workshops, hands-on training, field trips, and conferences.
  7. Lead educational and beautification efforts in our community.
  8. Transform people and communities.

The first step in becoming a McDowell County Master Gardener Volunteer is to attend one of the Informational Sessions.

1,  Informational Sessions

  • Thursday, January 31, 10 to 11 a.m., Extension Conference Room, 2nd Floor, County Administration Building, 60 East Court Street, Marion
  • Thursday, February 7, 6 to 7 p.m., Extension Conference Room, 2nd Floor, County Administration Building, 60 East Court Street, Marion

Register for one of these informational sessions.

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