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Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers

Since 1979, North Carolina Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers (EMGVs) have been leaders in this internationally acclaimed program, guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their landscapes. Trained by North Carolina State University faculty and staff, EMGVs provide research-based information about gardening and environmental stewardship to individuals and communities across the state. EMGVs engage the community through education and outreach on a wide variety of subjects and through a broad spectrum of projects, all designed to maximize their impact.

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High Country Seed and Plant Swap

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, all aspiring and practicing area gardeners are invited to the Ashe County Farmers Market …

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Ashe County Planting Guide

This document has been adapted from the growing guide found in the North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook (2018). It was …

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Considerations for Raised Bed Gardening

Written by: Beth Lyon-Smith, Ashe County Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer As spring is here, there is much excitement about planting …

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PPE Tips for the Gardener

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a necessary part of home horticulture safety. When using chemicals like herbicides, fungicides, or …