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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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You Can Grow Your Own Food!

N.C. Cooperative Extension has the resources and know-how to increase your knowledge and skills in growing your own food. …

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Vegetable Gardening 101

Many people are looking to meet their food needs with their own vegetable garden. For some, our parents did …

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Great COVID-19 Resources

NC State Extension has compiled resources on COVID-19 around agriculture, food, youth, health, and wellness, as well as other …


Organic Gardening for the Home Garden

The Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Association of McDowell County will have their monthly program meeting on Organic Gardening for the …

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Small Fruit Production Workshop

Craig Mauney, Area Specialized Agent–Small Fruits & Vegetables, will be conducting the Small Fruit Production Workshop, Thursday, February 13, …

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Erosion Control & Retaining Walls

The Master Gardener℠ volunteers in McDowell County will be presenting a program on Erosion Control and Retaining Walls on …