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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.

Old Fort litter pickup day

Old Fort Litter Pick Up Day Round 2

N.C. Cooperative Extension-McDowell County Center’s Keep McDowell Beautiful program will be partnering with Camp Grier, Old Fort Ride House, …

Calico scales on dogwood.

Calico Scales About to Hatch!

Calico scale, Eulecanium cerasorum, was accidentally introduced to California from Asia in the 1920s. It has now become established …

summer vegetables in a basket

Eat Local, McDowell!

I can see it. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Last year, at this time, grocery …

raised bed with young vegetable transplants

Time to Dig in the Dirt

The sun is shining. Warm temperatures are back with us. The ground is ready for planting. Yes, the first …

what to compost

Backyard Composting Basics

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