Currituck County Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Training

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Currituck County Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Training

2022 Currituck County, Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Training Course

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N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center 120 Community Way Barco, NC 27917

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Do you enjoy gardening and talking with others about it? Do you have a passion for making a difference in your community? If so, consider becoming a part of the Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers! The Extension Master Gardener volunteers are an outreach group part of N.C. Cooperative Extension and N.C. 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 volunteer, individuals 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 encouraged to participate in a wide variety of other activities and events throughout the year. 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.

The Extension Master Gardener℠ program of Currituck County is currently accepting applications for interested individuals. Course classes begin on Thursday, September 1, 2022, and will meet at the NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC. 27917 every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 pm. to 8 pm. ending on December 13, 2021. The fee for the class is $70.00 which includes a name tag, a soil sample test, and other course supplies. All class material can be accessed online free. If you would like a hardcopy coursebook included the fee will be $130.00. Books can be purchased online using the following link: https://www.amazon.com/North-Carolina-Extension-Gardener-Handbook-dp-1469669730/dp/1469669730/ref=dp_ob_title_bk

All participants are required to complete the application using the following link: http://go.ncsu.edu/2022mgapplication. Completed applications must be submitted no later than August 20, 2022.

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. Those with a strong interest in both gardening and/or 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.

For more information or accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Chris Blaha at 252-232-2262 or ctblaha@ncsu.edu, no later than five business days before the course begins.

NC 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.