The NCEMGVA (North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association) was formed in 1991 to aid in improving the effectiveness of its members as volunteers in the Extension Master Gardener Program of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Since 1979, North Carolina Extension Master Gardeners have been guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their gardens. To learn more about becoming an Extension Master Gardener, go to: ncstategardening.org.
2015 Conference Speakers include:
- Paul James: Monday Night Banquet Keynote Speaker. Paul is a master gardener from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Known at “The Gardener Guy,” he has been host of the HGTV show, "Gardening By The Yard" since 1996. He is the creator, writer and senior producer and shot almost the entire show in his own backyard.
- Dr. Damon Waitt: Opening Speaker. Dr. Waitt is the New Director of the NC Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill, and was formerly from the Lady Bird Johnston Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.
- Adrienne Roethling: Closing Speaker. Roethling is the popular Garden Curator at the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden in Kernersville, NC.
- Ecology and Natural Remedies
- Using the 3 Rs for Sustainable Gardening
- Out of the Sandbox, Into the Garden
- Weathering Our Changeable Weather
- A Gardener Saved Tolkien’s World
- Return of the Natives
- Create a Pollinator Paradise
- Composting with (Squirmy) Friends
- The Ecology of Better Backyards for Birds
- Write Your Way to a Thriving Garden Basket