Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Durham County Master Gardener Program Seeks Volunteers

Durham Co. Extension Master Gardener Sara Smith
recently presented a "Seed Harvesting and Saving"
workshop at the Durham South Regional Library.
Durham, N.C. – The Durham County Extension Master Gardener Program is now recruiting for the 2015 volunteer training class. To be considered for the program, applicants must attend a scheduled information session held in coming months:
  • September 18th, 10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.
  • September 23rd, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • October 2nd, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • October 7th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Applications, given at the information sessions, must be completed and received by 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Classes will begin on January 15, 2015, and run through May 14th next year.
Extension Master Gardener Volunteer trainees will receive a comprehensive training on topics related to gardening to prepare them for public interaction. Volunteers are trained to help connect North Carolinians with the vast reservoir of horticultural knowledge and research developed at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and North Carolina State University. Durham County Cooperative Extension has nearly 90 volunteers in the Extension Master Gardener program.  They help Durham residents learn more about gardening topics, answer questions, conduct demonstrations and workshops, and help maintain the Briggs Ave Community Garden.
For more information, contact Michelle Wallace, consumer horticulture agent for the Durham County Cooperative Extension Office, at 919-560-0525 or email

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