National Extension Master Gardener Week
El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.
Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.
English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.
Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.Collapse ▲
50 years ago the Extension Master Gardener℠ program began at Washington State University. The Co-Founder & WSU Urban Horticulturalist, David Gibby, believed in the power of volunteers. What began with 300 volunteers in Washington state has grown to over 84,000 volunteers showing up in communities across the country! Say thanks to a Master Gardener volunteer – it’s National Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Week.
Co-founder & Commercial Horticulturist, Bill Scheer, saw the power of volunteers in his home country of Germany and pressed WSU administration to pursue the Extension Master Gardener program. Fifty years later, the need for science-based gardening information is more pressing than ever with our evolving climate, communities and needs.
The Extension Master Gardener program is deeply rooted in serving locally. Once established at WSU, Co-Founder & Ornamental Horticulturist, Bernie Wesenberg, hit the road to share this program nationally… and it stuck. The program has a presence in all 50 states and three countries. Regardless of the state, you’ll find Master Gardener volunteers at farmers markets, school gardens and classrooms, community gardens, leading wildflower hikes, educational gardens, contributing fresh produce to food pantries, and staffing email/phone/helpdesks ready to tackle your tough gardening questions!
EMG Co-Founder, Sharon Collman, noted Master Gardener volunteers are fantastic and never stop learning. Powered by state land-grant institutions, volunteers are dedicated to learning science-based horticulture practices provided by Extension faculty in their home states. Collman, a WSU Professor Emeritus, went on to say, “It’s so very inspiring to work with these people.”
Master Gardener volunteers connect with tens of millions of people each year. Rolling up their sleeves to empower local communities through horticulture… one person, one question, one garden at a time!
The Union County Extension Master Gardener volunteers are a part of this great program and give freely of their time to serve the residents of Union County by hosting educational programs and answering your gardening questions. Please congratulate them on the 50th anniversary of the program and thank them for their service when you see them.