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Wilson Extension
Master Gardener Volunteers

The Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program, a joint effort of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and volunteers, was created to meet requests from home gardeners for horticultural information. The Wilson County Extension Master Gardens has been running successfully for 19 and we invite you to join us! The Wilson County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer students receive 40 hours of training in many areas related to horticulture such as botany, soils, fertilizers, insects, diseases, pesticides, pruning, vegetable gardening, fruits, lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers. In order to graduate from the class you must complete a take home exam and a practical exam. The Extension Master Gardener Volunteer graduates are required to give to Cooperative Extension those 40 hours in volunteer service in county horticultural programs in one year. After the first year to maintain active Master Gardener status, the Master Gardener must agree to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours annually. Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training usually takes place January through March. Sound interesting? Well, how do you know if this program is for you? Just ask yourself these questions. Do I want to learn more about the culture and maintenance of many types of plants? Am I eager to participate in a practical and intense training program? Am I willing to take an exam at the end of the class? Do I look forward to sharing my knowledge with people in my community? Do I have enough time to attend all training classes and to serve as a volunteer? Can I volunteer on weekdays between 8 AM and 5 PM? If you answer all these questions yes, then you are a prime candidate. To receive more information or an application for Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training call 252.237.0113 or email wilsonemgv@hotmail.com.

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Wilson Extension
Master Gardener Volunteers

The Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program, a joint effort of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and volunteers, was created to meet requests from home gardeners for horticultural information. The Wilson County Extension Master Gardens has been running successfully for 19 and we invite you to join us! The Wilson County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer students receive 40 hours of training in many areas related to horticulture such as botany, soils, fertilizers, insects, diseases, pesticides, pruning, vegetable gardening, fruits, lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers. In order to graduate from the class you must complete a take home exam and a practical exam. The Extension Master Gardener Volunteer graduates are required to give to Cooperative Extension those 40 hours in volunteer service in county horticultural programs in one year. After the first year to maintain active Master Gardener status, the Master Gardener must agree to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours annually. Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training usually takes place January through March. Sound interesting? Well, how do you know if this program is for you? Just ask yourself these questions. Do I want to learn more about the culture and maintenance of many types of plants? Am I eager to participate in a practical and intense training program? Am I willing to take an exam at the end of the class? Do I look forward to sharing my knowledge with people in my community? Do I have enough time to attend all training classes and to serve as a volunteer? Can I volunteer on weekdays between 8 AM and 5 PM? If you answer all these questions yes, then you are a prime candidate. To receive more information or an application for Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training call 252.237.0113 or email wilsonemgv@hotmail.com.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Wilson County
Extension & Community Association

Visit Wilson County Extension & Community Association's first web page!! Some of you may remember the "Home Demonstration Clubs" of the past. Well, here we are in 2012 and we are reaching out to the cyber world!! <go.ncsu.edu/wilsoneca>

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Wilson Farmers Market
Opening

For hours of operation and more, see our Website or Vendor Form.

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Wilson Extension
Master Gardener Volunteers

The Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program, a joint effort of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and volunteers, was created to meet requests from home gardeners for horticultural information. The Wilson County Extension Master Gardens has been running successfully for 19 and we invite you to join us! The Wilson County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer students receive 40 hours of training in many areas related to horticulture such as botany, soils, fertilizers, insects, diseases, pesticides, pruning, vegetable gardening, fruits, lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers. In order to graduate from the class you must complete a take home exam and a practical exam. The Extension Master Gardener Volunteer graduates are required to give to Cooperative Extension those 40 hours in volunteer service in county horticultural programs in one year. After the first year to maintain active Master Gardener status, the Master Gardener must agree to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours annually. Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training usually takes place January through March. Sound interesting? Well, how do you know if this program is for you? Just ask yourself these questions. Do I want to learn more about the culture and maintenance of many types of plants? Am I eager to participate in a practical and intense training program? Am I willing to take an exam at the end of the class? Do I look forward to sharing my knowledge with people in my community? Do I have enough time to attend all training classes and to serve as a volunteer? Can I volunteer on weekdays between 8 AM and 5 PM? If you answer all these questions yes, then you are a prime candidate. To receive more information or an application for Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training call 252.237.0113 or email wilsonemgv@hotmail.com.

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4-H Clover Quarterly Newsletter

Wilson County 4-H has a lot going on!  Check out the latest newsletter for all the upcoming events and announcements.  Read carefully for an opportunity to win a gift card! CLOVER MORE »

Wilson County Fair Booth

Is your club, chapter, or group interested in having a booth at the Wilson County Fair? You may download the Fair Booth Contract 2015 here. Please note the REGISTRATION deadline is AUGUST 24, 2015, by 5pm. MORE »

Fall Vegetable Gardening Starts Now

It may not seem like fall but now is the time to start planting cool-season vegetables. Planting a fall garden will extend the gardening season. July and August are the main planting times MORE »

Quarantine of Emerald Ash Borer

There are 12 counties in North Carolina under quarantine now for the Emerald Ash Borer. To see the press release from NCDA&CS visit http://www.ncagr.gov/paffairs/release/2015/fivecountyexpansionEAB.htm For more information on the Emerald ash borer and MORE »

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Bird Conservation in the Face of Future Climate Change WebinarThu Sep 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 6 days away
Garden Photography WorkshopMon Sep 21, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Wilson Ag. Center
— 2 weeks away
Fairy GardensMon Oct 19, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Wilson Ag. Center
— 1 month away
Dividing & Sharing PerennialsMon Nov 16, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Wilson Botanical Gardens, 1806 Goldsboro Street South, Wilson, NC 27893, United States
— 2 months away
Planting Trees and ShrubsMon Nov 16, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Wilson Ag. Center
— 2 months away
Growing Edible MushroomsMon Feb 15, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Wilson Botanical Gardens, 1806 Goldsboro Street South, Wilson, NC 27893, United States
— 5 months away
Growing MushroomsMon Feb 15, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Wilson Ag. Center
— 5 months away
Building, Modifying, Growing a Box GardenMon Apr 18, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Wilson Ag. Center
— 7 months away
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