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Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

Welcome ~  

To the Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Union County, North Carolina’s website! We plan to continue publishing useful and informative information that you, as a gardener, will find beneficial. We also want to share with you more about the Master Gardeners volunteers of Union County and what we do.

About Us~
We are a volunteer organization that has been serving our communities in Union
County, NC, since 1989. Extension Master Gardeners participate in and provide educational community programs such as:

Growline  – We are here to help you find answers to your gardening and landscaping questions. ​ We provide science-based on information from our Land-grant institutions, North Carolina State University and NC A&T. Call (704-283-3822) or email ( us for help with your gardening questions.

Successful Gardener Programs – The public is invited to attend our free educational programs on various gardening and horticulture topics on the 1st Thursday of each month (except July & December), at 7 p.m., at the Union County Agriculture Center. Sign up to receive We Garden Union County, our monthly newsletter to receive information on upcoming Successful Gardener programs. Due to COVID-19, these meetings will be held virtually via Zoom until further notice.

We Garden Union County – Monthly newsletter with timely articles & gardening tips. Includes information on upcoming Successful Gardener programs, Plant Sales, and other events offered for the public. Sign up by clicking on We Garden Union County above.

Farmers Markets – Volunteers participate at local Union County Farmers Markets (and a couple of times each year in Matthews, Mecklenburg County) with educational displays and information, answering gardening questions, seasonal plant sales, and activities for children.

Speakers Bureau  – Volunteers provide programs and presentations to community organizations and schools.

Ask a Master Gardener – Held on various dates and locations April – September. Check the UCEMGV website and follow UnionCountyNCMasterGardeners for information.

Tree Sale – held in February (cancelled for 2021)
Spring Plant Sale – held in April
Fall Bulb and Plant Sale – held in October

All sales events are open to the public. Proceeds from sales are used to  support our educational programs in the community. To receive information about upcoming plant sales sign up for our monthly newsletter, We Garden Union County.