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Extension Master Gardener℠ Program of Montgomery County

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The NC State Extension Master Gardener℠ Program of Montgomery County was first formed in 2010.

NC State faculty and staff train Extension Master Gardener (EMG) volunteers to be highly effective community educators providing unbiased, research-based, environmentally sound information about growing lawns, fruits, vegetables, trees, and ornamentals. They focus specifically on issues of importance here in Montgomery County related to gardening and landscaping, environmental stewardship, water conservation, water quality preservation, energy conservation, green waste reduction, home food production, wildlife management, sustainable communities, and health and wellness for children and adults. 

EMG volunteers expand Extension’s capacity to meet the needs of the gardening public. Our volunteers are motivated by the opportunity to participate in a quality horticultural course, receive answers to their own gardening questions, interact with people who have common interests, help others expand their gardening knowledge, and make a difference in their community.

A wooden sign denotes a plant as beautyberry, it is in front of a green bush with purple berries, planted in mulch.

The group manages numerous public gardens in Montgomery County: The Starworks Pollinator Garden and Demonstration Garden (Star), the Lowe Warner Park Garden (Troy), and the N.C. Cooperative Extension center beds (Troy). Additionally, the Gathering Garden in Mt. Gilead is supported in part by Montgomery County EMG volunteers.

Wooden plant boxes on a bed of gravel.

The Extension Master Gardener℠ program has a monthly meeting held on the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. This meeting is open to the public, though an RSVP is requested in advance.

Strawberries inside of a white basket that sits beside a field of strawberry bushes.

If you are interested in joining the Extension Master Gardener program, attending one of the monthly meetings, or getting a tour around one of the demonstration gardens, please review this State information page about the NC State Extension Master Gardener Program. Then, contact Owen Washam by phone at 910-576-6011 or by email at to request an application.

Interested in becoming an Extension Master Gardener in Montgomery County? Click here for Montgomery County program info.