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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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Wilson Farmers Market
Opening

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

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Now hiring . . . popular

  POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Project Coordinator     Organization: North Carolina Community Garden Partners (NCCGP) in collaboration with the North Carolina Public Health Foundation   Location: Home-based, with ability to travel throughout the state MORE » – from   Community Gardens

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Butterflies in Your Backyard popular

New and Improved and even better than before, “Butterflies in Your Backyard” has been updated and  re-released with a beautiful new cover.  Available for free on-line, both as a pdf and, for easy MORE » – from   Gardening

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What is Azalea Leafminer? Nursery Pest Alert! popular

May 18, 2016 While visiting eastern NC nurseries last week an insect called the azalea leafminer, Caloptilia azaleella, was mentioned. The next day I receive an email from a county agent requesting a nursery MORE »

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2016 Wilson County 4-H SUMMER FUN Camps!

Are you ready for exciting, educational, and adventurous summer with Wilson County 4-H? We have a camp for everyone! Summer Fun Packet 2016 4-H EnrollmentMedical Forms Registration will take place on Wednesday, April MORE »

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4-H County Presentations!

It’s time to start creating and practicing your 4-H public speaking presentation!  Anyone ages 5-18 can participate!  We will hold times to present on April 12-14, from 2-7pm. Any topic you can imagine MORE »

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Wilson County 4-H Sponsors Science Fair

Enjoy science?  Want to do a science experiment?  Wilson County 4-H is sponsoring a SCIENCE FAIR on April 13-14, 2016.  Come out and share your latest experiment!  Open for all young people ages 5-18. MORE »

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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

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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EVENTS View All
Spring into Summer Gardening SymposiumThu Jun 2, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Wilson County Agricultural Services, 1806 Goldsboro St S, Wilson, NC 27893, United States
— 1 week away
Canning Workshop - PicklingSat Jun 18, 2016
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM— 3 weeks away
All About SoilsMon Jun 20, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Wilson Ag. Center Auditorium
— 4 weeks away
Lunchtime Tour: Daylily GardenMon Jun 27, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Where:
Wilson Botanical Gardens Daylily Garden
— 1 month away
SHIIP - Helaine Flan - Wilson Co.Mon Jul 11, 2016
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Wilson Ag. Center
— 2 months away
Canning Workshop - Meat & PoultrySat Jul 23, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM— 2 months away
SHIIP - Helaine Flan - Wilson Co.Mon Jul 25, 2016
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Wilson Ag. Center
— 2 months away
Food Dehydration WorkshopSat Aug 20, 2016
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM— 3 months away
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