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And we hope you are too!
Since 1979 North Carolina Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers have been guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their gardens, lawns and landscapes. click for more info about the extension master gardener volunteers

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The Counties in Red have EMGV programs
Alamance County Alexander County Alleghany County Anson County Ashe County Avery County Beaufort County Bertie County Bladen County Brunswick County Buncombe County Burke County Cabarrus County CaldwellCounty Camden County Carteret County Caswell County CatawbaCounty Chatham County Cherokee County Chowan County Clay County Cleveland County Columbus County Cleveland County Craven County Cumberland County Currituck County Dare County Davidson County DavieCounty Duplin County Durham County Edgecombe County Forsyth County Franklin County Gaston County Gates County Graham County Granville County Greene County GuilfordCounty Halifax County Harnett County Haywood County Henderson County Hertford County Hoke County Hyde County Iredell County Jackson County Johnston County Jones County Lee County Lenoir County Lincoln County Macon County Madison County Martin County McDowell County Mecklenburg County Mitchell County Montgomery County Moore County Nash County New Hanover County Northampton County Onslow County Orange County Pamlico County Pasquotank County Pender County Perquimans County Person County Pitt County Polk County Randolph County Richmond County Robeson County Rockingham County Rowan County Rutherford County Sampson County Scottland County Stanly County Stokes County Surry County Swain County Transylvania County Tyrrell County Union County Vance County Wake County Warren County Washington County Watauga County Wayne County Wilkes County Wilson County Yadkin County Yancey County GET GARDENING INFO FOR YOUR COUNTY:
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Collaboration, Sweat and Community Produce Strong Bonds and Grow Gardens

A joint venture that combined town and county government with NC State Cooperative Extension and Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in Alexander county created a community garden and training for gardeners.
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It's hard to imagine a more enthusiastic group that not only has a strong desire to learn, but also a strong desire to share what they have learned with others.

-- by Tony Avent, Owner Plant Delights Nursery, Raleigh

Extension Master Gardener Volunteers have contributed:

last year
173,667 hours
$1,265,551 in kind donations


Bob Kellam, Wake County
Bob, the 2012 President of the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association, sees the EMG program as an opportunity to practice the sustainable techniques he believes are key to the future. Even in a place as urban as Wake County, he says, Cooperative Extension and the Extension Master Gardener program are important and relevant to our past, our present and our future. MORE INFO