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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.


Classes are held in-person, during the day on Tuesdays, August through November.
Fill out an application and submit it to express your interest in this program.

Next class will be held fall of 2025.

Completed applications should be emailed or printed and mailed or delivered to the Cooperative Extension Office at 49 Mount Carmel Road, Suite 102, Asheville, NC 28806.


Extension Master Gardener Training 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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