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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Opportunities to get involved in the community and become an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer

Mocksville, NC (August 6, 2019)—The Davie County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will be offering training classes for new Extension Master Gardener Volunteers. starting the first week of September. Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (EMGVs) work with Cooperative Extension to provide gardeners with unbiased, research-based information on lawns, gardens, and landscapes. In Davie County, EMGVs have served their community by planning and holding Junior Master Gardener camps, participating in Davie County’s United Way Day of Caring, planting and maintaining the pollinator garden at the Town of Mocksville Park, and educating people about gardening through education booths at public events.

New volunteers receive 40 hours of classroom training. The initial EMGV training covers a range of gardening topics on growing flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and lawns. A new volunteer must complete 40 hours of volunteer service in the first year following their initial training to become a certified Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. After the volunteer becomes a certified EMGV, they are required to volunteer for 20 hours and participate in educational activities for 10 hours each year.

Application forms are available at the Davie County Cooperative Extension office at 180 S. Main Street, in Mocksville or on the Cooperative Extension website at https://davie.ces.ncsu.edu/. For more information, contact Susan Hawkins at (336) 753-6100 or smhawkin@ncsu.edu

North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability.

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