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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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>


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.

Front of Farmers Market

2014 Wilson Farmers
Market Opening

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

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Extension Master Gardener Training

Extension Master Gardener training beginning September 9, 2014 Cost approximately $100.00 See link below to view brochure and application EMG Application http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/MGV-Application0001.pdf EMG Brochure MORE »

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Leaf Casting WorkshopSat Sep 20, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Wilson County Agricultural Center
— 2 months away
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