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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.

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Backyard Composting Basics

Composting is harnessing the power of nature to recycle your organic waste at home. Would you believe me if …

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Lake James Clean Up 2021

Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Black Bear Boat Launch from 8 a.m. until noon. N.C. Cooperative Extension-McDowell County Center’s Keep …

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Help Feed Hungry People in McDowell

In conjunction with N.C. A&T State University’s Small Farms Week, McDowell County along with other County Centers across the …