2023 Master Gardener Volunteer Training in Edgecombe County

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Extension Master Gardener℠ program of Edgecombe County

Submit Your application and training fee by August 31, 2023.

Applications for the Extension Master Gardener℠ program of Edgecombe County are due by August 31st, 2023. To receive a printed copy of the application and Certification Agreement, contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Edgecombe County at (252) 641-7821 or email spencer_thomas@ncsu.edu.

2023 EMGV Application & Certification Agreement

The total cost for Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteer training is $150.00. The cost includes $55.00 for access to the fully integrated NC Extension Gardener Handbook (e-book), $45.00 for expenses directly related to course delivery including name tags, training materials, and supplies, as well as a $50.00 program development fee per trainee that is assessed by NC State University. This program development fee is the sole funding source for the statewide Extension Master Gardener℠ program of Edgecombe County (staff, website maintenance, program development, etc.).

Complete 8-Week Training Intensive

The 2023 initial training for Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers will be taught using a combination of in-person and homework. Trainees will be given weekly readings, homework, and quiz assignments as assigned by the Extension agent. Trainees will then meet once a week, in person, for further hands-on training. The in-person schedule is as follows:

September 6th, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

September 13th, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

September 20th, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

September 27th, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

October 4th, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

October 11th, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

October 18th, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

October 25th, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

**Meeting times are subject to change based on final trainees’ availability.**


Volunteers will complete a 40-hour internship within one year of completing this training. Trainees are encouraged to begin volunteering during the training course.

For more information on the Master Gardener Program and what they do please contact Spencer Thomas at 252-641-7821 or email spencer_thomas@ncsu.edu.