Extension Master Gardener Program Planned for 2019
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:
- Do you want to learn about growing many types of plants?
- Am I eager in participating in a training program to enhance my knowledge?
- Do I look forward to sharing my knowledge with the community?
- Do I have enough time to attend training and volunteer?
- 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:
- Learn from horticultural experts.
- Become knowledgeable and skilled in a variety of gardening topics.
- Teach others about gardens, lawns, and landscapes.
- Help gardeners solve problems.
- Work with others who share your interests.
- Continue to learn through workshops, hands-on training, field trips, and conferences.
- Lead educational and beautification efforts in our community.
- 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
- Monday, February 4, 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.