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Connecting people to horticulture through science-based education and outreach.

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener℠ volunteer? Want to give back to your community and help other gardeners succeed? Master Gardener℠ volunteers are an essential component of NC State Extension and assist local county horticulture agents in various aspects of home horticulture: from answering gardening questions to becoming involved with and teaching in school and community gardens. Volunteers are involved in a wide variety of activities throughout Haywood County and receive ongoing advanced training programs year-round.

Core Values of the Extension Master Gardener℠ Program of Haywood County

Respect     Collaboration   Responsibility    Fun

We Welcome All.

  • We value diversity in our volunteers, gardens, and communities.
  • We respect each individual’s experiences, needs, and learning style.
  • We nurture a culture of mutual respect, professionalism, and appreciation.

We work together.

  • We strengthen our impact by collaborating with community partners.
  • We seek perspectives from all parts of the community.
  • We transfer knowledge from the land-grant university system to our communities.

We make a difference.

  • We connect people with the benefits of gardening through science-based information.
  • We recommend practical solutions that protect and enhance our environment.
  • We are lifelong learners who serve, grow, and have fun.

We strive to be the trusted source of science-based information that empowers North Carolinians to cultivate healthy plants, landscapes, ecosystems, and communities.

If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer, the new class training begins this fall! Specific dates and times will be announced shortly. If you are interested in getting your name on our list, email Sam Marshall at wsmarsh2@ncsu.edu or call our office at (828) 456-3575. We look forward to hearing from you soon!