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Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers

Since 1979, North Carolina Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers (EMGVs) have been leaders in this internationally acclaimed program, guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their landscapes. Trained by North Carolina State University faculty and staff, EMGVs provide research-based information about gardening and environmental stewardship to individuals and communities across the state. EMGVs engage the community through education and outreach on a wide variety of subjects and through a broad spectrum of projects, all designed to maximize their impact.

Swiss Chard in Raised Beds

March Gardening Tips

Lawns Avoid the urge to fertilize your warm-season lawns. Fertilize in the summer when they are actively growing. Fertilizing lawns …

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

What's Blooming in February

Even though we are still in the midst of winter during the month of February, we can start to …


What's Blooming in January

One goal for an attractive garden is to have some color interest at all times of the year. In …

Group of houseplants

Time to Bring Houseplants Indoors

Usually when we start hearing about cold temperatures around late October, people begin asking when they need to bring …

3-Bin Compost System

Backyard Composting

As we clean up our gardens and landscapes this fall, there is probably a lot of yard waste that …