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Chatham County Training for Master Gardener Volunteers Begins in February

Post Date:01/11/2019 2:13 PM
If you’re interested in promoting sustainable, science-based gardening in Chatham County, consider becoming an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. Under the guidance of NC Cooperative Extension (NCCE), Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) learn how to grow fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, trees, and shrubs (spring 2019 session) as well as receive training on how to research, diagnose, and manage pests, diseases, and weeds (fall 2019 session). Special emphasis is placed on research-based, environmentally-friendly practices that promote soil health, minimize pesticides, and improve beneficial wildlife habitat with native plants.

After classroom training, MGVs complete a fifty-hour internship with NCCE in Chatham County by helping answer questions from residents, assisting with gardening workshops, writing articles, teaching youth and school groups, and assisting with a demonstration garden.

COST:  Total minimum cost for the training program is $105-117, depending on number and choice of classes attended.

MORE INFORMATION You can get more information, including a complete training schedule, registration information, ssions (Jan. 30, Feb.7, Feb. 9), volunteer opportunities, and FAQs, CLICK HERE or contact Matt Jones at 
NOTE: that you are required to attend an information sessions offered on three optional dates: Jan. 30, Feb. 7 and Feb. 9. 

N.C. Cooperative Extension is a strategic partnership of NC State Extension, The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), and local governments statewide.

Extension professionals in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians connect millions of North Carolinians with research-based information and technology from NC State and N.C. A&T. Educational programs specialize in agriculture, food and nutrition, 4-H youth development, community development and the environment.

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