Now Accepting Applications for Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

Posted On December 5, 2018— Written By

Do you want to learn more about gardening while volunteering? Then the Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteer program of Wayne County may be for you!

The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Wayne County Center is now accepting applications to recruit new Extension Master Gardener volunteers. An Extension Master Gardener volunteer is a volunteer for N.C. Cooperative Extension. Volunteers assist their local county Extension office providing unbiased, research-based information to gardeners of all ages on home lawns, landscapes, and gardens. The information that Extension Master Gardener volunteers provide are ones that guide homeowners in making practical decisions in their landscapes and gardens.

Potential volunteers should have an interest and commitment to volunteering, be available to volunteer during week days, are willing to share their knowledge, and are interested in learning more about gardening. Prior gardening knowledge is not required.

Training classes will be held Wednesdays starting January 16, 2019, through May from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Training classes prepare potential volunteers to answer gardening questions and diagnose common problems related to cultivating lawns, fruits and vegetables, and landscape plants. Registration cost is $50 without a handbook or $100 with a hard copy handbook.

The first step to becoming an Extension Master Gardener volunteer is to stop by the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Wayne County Center to pick up an application packet. The application packet will include volunteer requirements, application, and training schedule. Application deadline is January 4.

To learn more, join us for our open house on Wednesday, January 2. Open house will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Wayne County Center.

For more information and/or to pick up an application packet, contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Wayne County Center at 919-731-1520, or stop by the office: The Maxwell Center at 3114B Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro.