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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.

Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

Hemlock Treatment Demonstration

Attention Hemlock Owners! The Hemlock Restoration Initiative (HRI) is hosting a demonstration of chemical treatment methods to control the invasive …

A 4-H volunteer helping a 4-Her fish

Celebrating Our Volunteers

As April rolls out, so does National Volunteer Month, a time to celebrate the countless individuals who selflessly dedicate …

compost demo

Backyard Composting Basics

Composting is harnessing the power of nature to recycle your organic waste at home. More than 25% of the …

Lake James Clean Up Trash

Lake James Clean Up Spring 2024

N.C. Cooperative Extension-McDowell County Center’s Keep McDowell Beautiful program will be coordinating the annual Lake James clean up on …

brown-eyed susans

Annual Spring Fling Plant Sale

The Master Gardeners of McDowell County will hold their 4th Annual Spring Fling Plant Sale on Saturday, April 13 …

Soil sampling with bucket and probe

Soil Sampling and Analysis

Healthy soil is literally the foundation of successful gardening. The first step in cultivating a healthy soil is having …