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Training Program for Master Gardener Volunteers

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Master Gardener volunteers in the garden

Helping Gardeners Put Knowledge to Work

Do you love to garden and help others garden too? The Extension Master Gardener program in Buncombe County is looking for individuals who want to serve their community, expand and share their gardening knowledge and work in a team environment.

To become a certified Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteer, individuals accepted into the program are required to complete the 40-hour initial training program, pass an examination, and complete an internship of 40-hour of volunteer service. Additional continuing education (15 hours) and volunteer service to the community (30 hours) are required for annual recertification.

Need help deciding if you should apply to become an NC Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteer in Buncombe County? Here is a short list of questions to ask yourself.


Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2021 Initial Training. Although dates for the next training have not been set,  you are welcome to submit an application that will be kept on file until further notice.


2021-MGV Application

Frequently Asked Questions

Written By

Alison Arnold, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAlison ArnoldExtension Agent, Agriculture - Home Horticulture, Extension Master Gardeners Call Alison Email Alison N.C. Cooperative Extension, Buncombe County Center
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