2017 Master Gardener Volunteer Application

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Extension Master Gardener volunteers work with N.C. Cooperative Extension to provide gardeners with unbiased, research based information on gardens, lawns, and landscapes. Halifax county is lucky to have Roanoke Valley Master Gardener Volunteers. Some projects they work on are community gardens, educational programs for youth & adults, plant sales, and many more local activities. Being a Master Gardener is a great way to expand your gardening knowledge as well as giving back to your local community.

Interested volunteers complete a 40 hour training where they learn about horticulture and gardening practices. Topics include annuals, perennials, fruits, vegetables, lawns, shrubs, trees, insects, diseases, weeds, soils, plant nutrition, and water conservation. Once the training is complete, a 40 hour internship is required to learn more about horticulture and the program to receive your certification. This is completed through different volunteer activities. Once you have become a certified Extension Master Gardener Volunteer you maintain active status by completing 20 hours of volunteer service a year and 10 hours of continued education.

Halifax County will be offering a training class to become a Roanoke Valley Master Gardner starting February 22nd. The class will be held on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., running a total of 10 weeks. If you are interested in becoming a Roanoke Valley Master Gardener Volunteer you will need to complete and turn in an application to myself. The link for the application will be on the left. This can be turned in by email or by hand to the Agriculture Center in Halifax.

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