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Become a NC State Extension Master Gardener



The NC State Extension Master Gardener  volunteers of Union County are a busy bunch of people. We host plant sales, free educational classes and workshops, maintain a beautiful teaching garden and large greenhouse, host a weekly WIXE radio show and work with schools, residents, the Scouts, community gardens and others to share gardening information and skills.



There is so much to do that we are certain you will find something you love! And no previous experience in necessary, we will train you, so join us!Find our more about our programs here.

To help you decide if you should apply to become an Extension Master Gardener  volunteer of Union County, consider these questions:
  Do I want to learn more about growing many types of plants?
  Am I eager to participate in a practical and intense training program?
  Do I look forward to sharing my knowledge with people in my community?
  Do I have enough time to attend training sessions and to serve as a volunteer?

No previous training is necessary to become an Extension Master Gardener    volunteer of Union County, just a passion for gardening and a desire to volunteer in your community.

Benefits of serving as an Extension Master Gardener    volunteer                             
of Union County include:
  Learn from outstanding horticulture experts
  Become knowledgeable and skilled in a variety of gardening subjects
  Teach others about sustainable gardening, lawns, and landscapes
  Help gardeners solve problems
  Learn how to identify and diagnose common diseases and insects
  Work with others who share your interests
  Continue to learn through workshops, field trips, conferences, and hands-on training
  Lead environmental education efforts in schools and neighborhoods
  Transform yards, people and communities.

To Become a Union County Master Gardener

Complete Spring Training classes 
Fill out the Application--2023
Complete Fall EMG Training classes 

for more info click 
Extension Master Gardener Training Schedule 2023

Contact Debbie Dillion for more information.






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