Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Initial Online Training Set for 2020

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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?

Initial Training

The EMGV initial training course will be offered online. 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 14-week course begins Sept 1, 2020 at 10 a.m. with a live Zoom session. Each session will be recorded so that you can view at your leisure each week.


$75.00 without handbook

$125.00 with handbook

Complete attached application with check and return to the Sampson Extension Office.

Make checks payable to the SCEMGV and mail to:

SCEMGV, 55 Agriculture Place, Clinton NC 28328.


  • Computer
  • Internet access
  • Zoom app
  • Google account
  • Application

Application: 2020-Sampson-County-EMGV-application