Extension Master GardenerSM program
The Extension Master Gardener program trains community volunteers in urban horticulture in order to reach a wider gardening public than would be possible using employees alone. In addition, volunteers support and engage in horticultural projects and activities that enhance the quality of life for county residents. Our local program utilizes research from NC State University, NC A&T State University, and other land-grant colleges.
There are approximately 48 certified volunteers in Chatham County. We love to learn, to garden, and to help others — we each donate at least 40 hours of horticultural service annually.