Working with their local N.C. Cooperative Extension county center, Master Gardener℠ volunteers provide unbiased, research-based information that empowers residents to cultivate healthy gardens, landscapes, and ecosystems through safe, effective and sustainable gardening practices. Since 1979, Extension has recruited, trained and engaged local residents to serve as Master Gardener volunteers who expand Extension’s capacity to meet the needs of the gardening public.
Under the guidance and direction of Extension agents, individuals complete a 40-hour training program, pass an examination, and complete at least a 40-hour internship to become certified Master Gardener volunteers. To remain active in the program, volunteers must complete a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service and a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education each year.
Join the EMGVs of Pitt County!
Learn more about what it takes to become a Master Gardener℠ here.
Then, contact Hannah Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the N.C. Cooperative Extension - Pitt County Center office to pick up an application!
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Interested in other volunteer opportunities?
Contact Hannah Smith at email@example.com for more information on how you can get involved!