Master Gardener volunteer certification training offered

Published 7:33 am Monday, July 22, 2019

Extension Master Gardener volunteers are an outreach group part of N.C. Cooperative Extension and N.C. State University. These volunteers serve their community by sharing research-based information on horticulture related issues and community beautification projects.

To become a certified Extension Master Gardener volunteer, individuals receive horticulture and plant science training from their local Cooperative Extension Center through a 13-week course given by a variety of local speakers and Extension personnel. New volunteers are encouraged to participate in a wide range of other activities and events throughout the year shadowing veteran volunteers.

The Currituck County Extension Master Gardener volunteers are currently accepting applications for interested individuals. Course classes begin on September 17 and will meet at the Currituck County Extension Office every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. ending on December 12. The fee for the class is $125 and includes the course book, a name tag, a soil sample test and other course supplies.

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Register online at Registration must be submitted no later than September 12, five days before the event. Payment must be received with registration and can only be made online.

Once registered, a basic information application must be filled out before the first day of class, either online at, or at the Currituck County Extension Office. For more information or accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Chris Blaha at 252-232-2262.



Community grants available Currituck, Dare and coastal/environmental projects

Scholarship funds presented by Elizabeth City Morning Rotary Club