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Buncombe County: Helping Gardeners Put Their Knowledge to Work

Applications are now available (see attached PDF).

Do you love to garden and help others garden? The Extension Master Gardener program in Buncombe County is now accepting applications for initial training coming fall 2021. We are looking for individuals who want to serve their community, expand and share their gardening knowledge, and work in a team environment.

To become a certified Extension Master Gardener volunteer, individuals accepted into the program are required to complete the 40-hour initial training program, pass an examination, and complete an internship of 40 hours of volunteer service. Additional continuing education (15 hours) and volunteer service to the community (30 hours) are required for annual recertification.

Need help deciding if you should apply to become an NC Extension Master Gardener volunteer in Buncombe County? Read this short list of questions to ask yourself.

Training will be held during the day on Tuesdays,  Aug. 31-Nov. 30, 2021, and will be a combination of online and in-person sessions. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions, the schedule and other details are still in development. The application deadline is June 1, 2021, and a training fee of $150 is due upon acceptance into the training program. To apply, use the below PDF.

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