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Extension Master Gardener Volunteers


Buncombe County

Extension Master Gardener Volunteers


Physical Address:
49 Mount Carmel Dr
Asheville, NC 28806

Phone: 828-255-5522

Contact Email: alison.arnold@ncsu.edu

County Agent: Alison Arnold

Agent Alison Arnold's Email: alison.arnold@ncsu.edu

County Lawn and Garden Website

View our Blog: http://www.buncombemastergardener.org/

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Our Website: http://buncombe.ces.ncsu.edu/categories/lawn-garden/

this year
7,835 hours
114 volunteers
$62,858 in kind donations


last year
9,404 hours
114 volunteers
$141,362 in kind donations
WE'RE PROUD!

Hands-on Gardening Education for Teachers and Students

There is nation-wide concern about childhood obesity as well as children's lack of participation in outdoor activities. Although school gardens can serve as a valuable resource to introduce children to the natural environment and increase interest in eating fresh vegetables, funding for such projects is a major impediment in many school systems. In response to this concern, Extension Master Gardener volunteers in Buncombe County have implemented a School Garden Grants program. The program uses funds from targeted fundraising activities to support gardening programs in schools by helping to fund the creation or expansion of school garden projects. In 2012 $3600 was distributed to 18 schools. Since 2007, $13,700 has been distributed to 29 schools. These gardens have been used by more than 300 school teachers to involve over 5,000 students in hands-on learning activities.

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