Master Gardener Program of Onslow County Now Accepting Applications

Posted On September 18, 2019— Written By

WHAT IS A MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEER?

Master Gardener℠ volunteers are community members who have a passion for gardening and helping others. They receive extensive training through the Cooperative Extension Service. In exchange, they volunteer their knowledge and expertise to the gardening public.

TRAINING

Accepted applicants will attend an Extension Master Gardener℠ program of Onslow County training course. This course is taught by Extension Service staff, local experts, and seasoned Master Gardener volunteers. The program offers a minimum of 40 hours of instruction and a comprehensive Master Gardener Manual.

VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT

Once you complete the training program and pass a final exam, you will begin a volunteer internship. Master Gardeners Volunteers must volunteer 40 hours the first year and 20 hours each year after. You will learn more about plants and be a resource for your community. The opportunities for volunteer service are limitless. Many of our volunteers participate in plant clinics and educational exhibits, provide demonstrations at our Discovery Garden on various gardening topics and provide insight to the joys of gardening to seniors and young children. Master Gardener volunteers are representatives of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Master Gardener volunteers will follow the research-based recommendations of the Cooperative Extension Service.

MG Announcement

2019-MGV Application

Application Deadline

December 13, 2019

Class

January 14–March 19, 2020

Tuesday & Thursday

9 a.m.–noon

Submit Applications To

Emilee Morrison

Extension Agent, Horticulture

910-455-5873

4024 Richlands Hwy

Jacksonville, NC 28540

emroz@ncsu.edu