RALEIGH — The Extension Master Gardener (EMG) program of Wake County recently certified 33 new members after a series of courses and special projects in all aspects of horticulture including botany, soils, plant disease and insects, herbicides, and design.
The new graduates join more than 120 current members whose focus is delivering key programs throughout Wake County:
•answering questions via a phone center, email, farmer’s markets and State Fair,
•hosting successful Ask a Master Gardener Clinics,
•designing and caring for the water wise gardens at the State Fairgrounds and Lake Crabtree,
•assisting with a variety of community gardens and horticultural therapy sites,
•delivering talks on a range of topics through a Speaker’s Bureau and
•supporting the Junior Master Gardener’s education program.
Extension Master Gardeners of Wake County are part of the volunteer staff of NC University’s Cooperative Extension Service. In 2012, 8,341 hours were logged — all helping Wake County to grow beautifully.
Master Gardeners provide unbiased research-based educational assistance and programs in horticulture and environmental issues to the gardening public.
An Extension Master Gardener is available to respond to calls and emails during office hours Monday – Friday 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. via 919-250-1084 or [email protected] Also see ncstategardening.org