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Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers

Since 1979, North Carolina Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers (EMGVs) have been leaders in this internationally acclaimed program, guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their landscapes. Trained by North Carolina State University faculty and staff, EMGVs provide research-based information about gardening and environmental stewardship to individuals and communities across the state. EMGVs engage the community through education and outreach on a wide variety of subjects and through a broad spectrum of projects, all designed to maximize their impact.

Calico scales on dogwood.

Calico Scales About to Hatch!

Calico scale, Eulecanium cerasorum, was accidentally introduced to California from Asia in the 1920s. It has now become established …

Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

National Volunteer Week 

April 18–24, 2021, is National Volunteer Week. I want to take this opportunity to recognize and thank all volunteers …

Cover photo for March 2021 Extension Events

March 2021 Extension Events

This month’s N.C. Cooperative Extension of Union County community bulletin board is full of fun, educational activities for the entire …