Becoming an Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer

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About the Master Gardener℠ Extension Volunteer Program

As you may know, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers℠ are NC State University trained volunteers who educate the public about the benefits of gardening. They do this through demonstration projects, classes, public gardens, charitable gardens, and public appearances. Master Gardeners℠ are provided many opportunities to volunteer at local projects and to attend advanced gardening classes and gardening events each year.

About The Classes

The once per week, three month long class series is essentially a college level basic horticulture course. You will learn about soils, insects, weeds, plant diseases, native plants, composting, wildlife, landscaping, landscape design and much more.
When Are The Classes?
Our initial Henderson County Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer training runs February – April, one day a week on Wednesdays, 10 a.m. -2 p.m.
Where Are The Classes Held?
Classes are held in our Jackson Park office at 100 Jackson Park Road in the assembly room.
Is There An Online Option?
No. The class will be in person. We will follow the public school closures if there is adverse weather.
Labs
There are two mandatory labs that we will tell you about during the class.
How Much Am I Required To Volunteer To Become A Master Gardener?
Master Gardener℠ intern trainees are required to do 40 hours of volunteer service in our public garden projects before they can graduate.
How Much Am I Required To Volunteer To Maintain My Master Gardener Status?
Veteran Master Gardeners℠ must do 25 hours of volunteer service in approved projects and 10 hours of educational training annually to remain certified.
How Much Does The Training Program Cost?
The cost is $135.00 check or cash. Make Checks out to ‘NCCE’ . Sorry, we do not take credit cards.
Is There A Book?
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There is a free online book or you can order a hardcopy of the manual.
To begin, contact us and we will email you the Master Gardener℠ application. Please fill it out and return it by mail, in person, or via email. Please return by October 1.
Finally, you can keep up with our goings-on on Facebook.
Thank you for your interest in the  Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Henderson County Program!

 

Accommodation requests related to a disability for any Henderson County Extension program should be made 5 days prior to the event by contacting the agent or office staff, please call 828-697-4891.

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