2018 Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Certification Training

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**This class has been cancelled due to lack of participants**

Do you enjoy gardening and talking with others about it? Do you have a passion for making a difference in your community? Well then, consider becoming part of the Extension Master Gardener Volunteers! The Extension Master Gardener Volunteers is an outreach group of the N.C. Cooperative Extension and NC State University. These volunteers serve their community by sharing research-based information on horticulture related issues and community beautification projects.

To become a certified Extension Master Gardener, volunteers receive horticulture and plant science training from their local Cooperative Extension Center through a 13-week course given by a variety of local speakers and extension personnel. New volunteers are also required to participate in a wide variety of other activities and events throughout the year shadowing veteran volunteers. Some of these events include: hosting a community Flower and Garden Show each spring, an annual Fall Plant Sale, maintaining a local landscape demonstration garden, propagating and managing a greenhouse full of different plant varieties, presenting educational programs, and partnering with local 4-H horticulture clubs and elementary schools. There is a way for everyone to volunteer in an area they enjoy!

The Currituck County Extension Master Gardeners are currently accepting applications for interested individuals. Course classes begin on February 13, 2018 and will meet at the Currituck County Extension Office every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon ending around May 8, 2018. The fee for the class is $100 which includes the course book, a name tag, a soil sample test, and other course supplies. Applications are available for download or for pick-up at the Currituck County Extension Office. Completed applications must be returned no later than January 26, 2018. Those with a strong interest in both gardening and their community are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be comfortable working with a diverse group of people and willing to share their knowledge with both new and experienced gardeners. If you have questions or would like more information concerning the Currituck Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, please contact Sarah Watts at 252-232-2262, by email at sewatts@ncsu.edu, or by visiting the Currituck County Extension Office.

Payment must be received within 5 business days of registering and can be made in person at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center or by mailing a check made payable to “Currituck County” to 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917. For more information or accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Sarah Watts at 252-232-2262 or sewatts@ncsu.edu, no later than five business days before the course begins.

Extension Master Gardener volunteersNC State University and N.C. A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, political beliefs, family and marital status, sex, age, veteran status, sexual identity, genetic information or disability. NC State, N.C. A&T, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.

Extension Master Gardener Volunteer State Application -pdf