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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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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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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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2016 Wilson County 4-H Chick Chain

Peep, Peep 4-H’ers…It’s that time of year again!   Attached you will find several pages of information regarding the Wilson County 4-H Poultry Show & Sale 2016   Please DOWNLOAD & READ ALL the information carefully for important details & dates. MORE »

Winter Gardening Concerns popular

Sometimes gardeners forget that plants, specifically evergreens continue to take up moisture in the winter. Evergreens are plants such as junipers, leylands, pines, cypress, hollies, etc. When the ground is frozen or during MORE »

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Don’t Miss Master Gardener Training in 2016

Cyndi Lauderdale, Ext. Agent December 21, 2015 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 MORE »

Storing Winter Squash and Pumpkins

Whether you grew pumpkins and winter squash or if you are purchasing pumpkins for Halloween and Thanksgiving there are ways to prolong their shelf life. The key is to slow the rate of MORE »

Azalea Caterpillars

Now is the time for the arrival of azalea caterpillars for this year. Azalea caterpillars, Datana major, are among our most attractive caterpillar species. These are one of our largest and most colorful MORE »

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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
— 1 week away
Growing MushroomsMon Feb 15, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Wilson Ag. Center
— 1 week away
2016 Eastern NC Landscape Conference & Trade ShowTue Feb 23, 2016
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Nash Community College, 522 N Old Carriage Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804, United States
— 2 weeks away
Getting Ready for Canning SeasonWed Mar 9, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Wilson County Cooperative Extension Kitchen
— 4 weeks away
Working Forest Summit for NC LandownersWed Mar 16, 2016
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Sampson County Agri-Exposition Center, 414 Warsaw Rd, Clinton, NC 28328, United States
— 1 month away
Getting Ready for Canning SeasonWed Mar 23, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Wilson County Cooperative Extension Kitchen
— 1 month away
Building, Modifying, Growing a Box GardenMon Apr 18, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Wilson Ag. Center
— 2 months away
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