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Become an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer in Polk County NC

2019 Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Class Info

The 2019 training for Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in Polk County begins August 6. Classes will take place each Tuesday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the NC Cooperative Extension of Polk County at 79 Carmel Lane, Columbus, NC. Polk County Extension Director Scott Welborn will lead the class sessions. Classes will follow the below schedule.

August 6 – Orientation & Plant Propagation lecture

August 13 – Plant Propagation Lab

August 20 – No class

August 27 – Plant Growth and Development

September 3 – Soils and Nutrient Management

September 10 – Woody Ornamentals/Plant ID Vegetable Gardener lecture + Lab

September 17 – Turf Management Lecture + Lab

September 24 – Woody Ornamentals/Plant ID

October 1 – Landscape Design/ Insects and Diseases/pesticides

October 8 – Tree Fruits/Pruning

October 15 – Wildlife/Weeds/Review – Final Exam Handed Out (exams due back by Oct. 18)

October 22 -Exam Grades & Graduation

The cost for the complete program is $150. To apply for this year’s class, click here.

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Upcoming Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Events

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Links of Interest to Master Gardener℠ Volunteers in NC