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Become a Master Gardener Volunteer

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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 Guilford County and receive ongoing advanced training programs year-round.

Core Values of the Extension Master Gardener℠ program of Guilford 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, email Crystal Mercer at or call our office at (336) 641-2400. We look forward to hearing from you soon!