Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Initial Training Set for 2019

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Would you like to know how to garden more successfully? Do you want to learn about the science of gardening? Are you interested in sharing your knowledge with others? If so, you should become an Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteer (EMGV) of Sampson County!

Who are Extension Master Gardener Volunteers?

Extension Master Gardener volunteers are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, and gardens. They are enthusiastic, willing to learn, and enjoy helping others. They are able to communicate with diverse groups of people to discuss their love and knowledge of gardening.

What really sets EMGV’s apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture and their willingness to educate others. EMGV’s work through their county Cooperative Extension Program office to provide the public with unbiased, research-based information on gardens, lawns, and landscapes.

Is the EMGV Program for You?

To help you decide, ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I want to learn more about the care of plants?
  • Am I eager to participate in a practical training program?
  • Do I enjoy spending time with other garden enthusiasts?
  • Do I have time to take and complete the 16-week training?
  • Do I like sharing my knowledge and love of plants with others?

Informational Meeting

To learn more about the Extension Master Gardener volunteer program, come to an informational meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 3 at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Sampson County Center, 55 Agriculture Place, Clinton, NC. At the meeting, you will have a chance to meet current Extension Master Gardener volunteers and get answers to any questions you may have about the EMGV program in Sampson County.

Initial Training

The EMGV initial training course will be offered at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Sampson County Center in Clinton. Classes are taught by staff, local experts, and EMGV’s. Topics include the basics of lawn care, landscaping, vegetable and flower gardens, environmental stewardship, insect, disease, and weed management. The 16-week course begins Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Classes are every Wednesday from 9 a.m.–noon. The cost of the course, including textbooks, field trips, and materials is $150.00.

Application:  2019 Sampson County EMGV Application

Class Schedule: EMGV 2019 Training