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Become an Extension
Master Gardener Volunteer

The Extension Master Gardener (EMGV) program is a not-for-profit educational program designed to enhance public education in consumer horticulture through the development and use of a trained and supervised volunteer staff. In essence, EMGVs are volunteer educators. Are you interested in becoming an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer? Learn more and complete your application today!

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Become an Extension
Master Gardener Volunteer

The Extension Master Gardener (EMGV) program is a not-for-profit educational program designed to enhance public education in consumer horticulture through the development and use of a trained and supervised volunteer staff. In essence, EMGVs are volunteer educators. Are you interested in becoming an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer? Learn more and complete your application today!

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14th Annual Gardening
Gala SOLD OUT

14th Annual Gardening Gala and Seminar is SOLD OUT! Mark your calendars now for this special day!              Devoted to exploring gardening practices that are              helpful to Piedmont gardeners, this year's focus will be on “Gardening Outside the Box: What’s Hot in Your Garden?” This seminar offers educational enrichment and continuing education for Extension Master Gardener Volunteers from several counties, and education for the public. Join us for this unique opportunity on September 24th to explore landscape design principles, gardening practices, and plant selection for your garden spaces, provided by experienced professionals. In addition to our featured speakers and breakout seminars, participants can take this opportunity to visit garden-inspired vendors and artisans who bring their plants and gifts together for your shopping enjoyment! Plus… door prizes throughout the day from multiple vendors and community contributors ensure great fun! Please invite your friends and neighbors! For an event brochure and registration form, click here. Be sure to register early - this event is always a sell-out!  

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Local Food Guide
Available Now!

This Local Food Guide is designed to make consumers aware of the benefits of buying and eating local food and how to find it. This food guide is a directory to grocery stores, restaurants, pick your own farms, farmer’s market, wines & breweries, community gardens, educational resources, artisan foods & bakers, mobile markets and few recipes. It helps consumers know about the places where fresh and local foods are available in Guilford County.* 2015 Local Food Guide Online 2015 Local Food Guide Printable Booklet *Please note this is a continuing work in progress and will be updated regularly.

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2015 Growing the
Green Way Fall Class Series

The 2015 Growing the Green Way Fall Class Series has been announced.  Learn techniques and tips to improve your lawn, extend your fall harvest, and more! For more information, view the schedules below. Greensboro Schedule and Locations High Point Schedule and Location

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Master Gardener
Hotline

Need to identify a weed? Pruning a Crape Myrtle? Installing a new garden bed? If you have gardening questions, our Extension Master Gardener Volunteers have the answer!                                Call our Master Gardener Hotline 336-641-2404            Mon - Fri  9am - noon and 1 -4pm. Or stop by and talk to a Master Gardener in person, we'd love to see you!

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Gardening for Birds

Gardening for Birds Are you a bird lover? Have you wanted to know how to make your home and garden an attractive haven for many species of our avian friends? If so, join MORE »

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4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus

4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus Two 4-H members from Guilford County attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina. More than 125 youth and adults representing over 60 MORE »

Regional Meetings Scheduled for Backyard Poultry Owners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, AUG. 25, 2015 CONTACT:        Jennifer Kendrick, public information officer NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division 919-707-3005 Avian influenza informational meetings to be held for backyard poultry owners RALEIGH MORE »

Soybean Rust Update

August 21, 2015 from Jim Dunphy, Extension Crop Science Specialist (Soybeans) Asiatic Soybean Rust was confirmed on soybeans in a sentinel plot in Jackson County, Florida, earlier today. Earlier, rust had been confirmed on soybeans MORE »

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Bee Friendly To Bees Day August 22, 2015 popular

 Bee Friendly To Bees Day and National Honey Bee Day Extension Master Gardeners are partnering with Guilford County Bee Keepers and 4-H Clubs to celebrate bees. Why? Bees pollinate our gardens!!  Scavenger MORE »

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Fall Flowers for Long Color popular

FALL FLOWERS FOR LONG COLOR By Robert A. Ford, Guilford County (NC) Extension Master Gardener Intern All gardeners look at autumn as the first, sad sign of winter, with the end of the MORE »

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Farmers should have corn tested for aflatoxin popular

RALEIGH — Dry weather means that farmers are harvesting their corn a little earlier this year. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is encouraging farmers to have their corn tested for aflatoxin to prevent contamination MORE »

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A New Program Now Being Offered

The A.S.P.I.R.E. program is designed to bridge deficits in rural high school students’ performance on the ACT College Entrance Examination in order to increase the number of students pursuing higher education. This is MORE » – from   Poultry 4-H & Youth

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SUSTAINABLE LAWN CARE – A GREENER YARDThu Sep 3, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Bur-Mil Park (Wildlife Education Center) 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, Greensboro 27410
— 3 days away
Gibsonville Market DaySat Sep 5, 2015
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Gibsonville Town Green, Gibsonville, NC
— 5 days away
SUSTAINABLE LAWN CARE – A GREENER YARDTue Sep 8, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension Office 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC 27405
— 1 week away
Bird Conservation in the Face of Future Climate Change WebinarThu Sep 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 1 week away
Taste Carolina Wine FestivalSat Sep 12, 2015
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Where:
Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, 2914 Sandy Ridge Road, Colfax, NC 27235, United States
— 2 weeks away
SUSTAINABLE LAWN CARE – A GREENER YARDMon Sep 14, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library 1420 Price Park Road, Greensboro, NC 27410
— 2 weeks away
FLOWERING TREES AND SHRUBSThu Sep 17, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Bur-Mil Park (Wildlife Education Center) 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, Greensboro 27410
— 2 weeks away
FLOWERING TREES AND SHRUBSSun Sep 20, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Greensboro Arboretum 401 Ashland Drive, Greensboro 27403
— 3 weeks away
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