Master Gardener Volunteers

The purpose of the CCEMGVA is to operate as a nonprofit educational and support organization to promote research-based, sound gardening and horticulture practices in conjunction with the Cherokee County, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service for the citizens of Cherokee County.

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April 2015 Murphy Elem School Project
NC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are members of the community who have an interest in gardening and a desire to help others. What sets them apart from other home gardeners is the special training they receive from the Cherokee County Extension Office. In exchange for their training, Master Gardeners serve as volunteers for extension horticulture programs.

How Can You Become a Master Gardener Volunteer?

If you have a love of plants and gardening, a willingness to learn more and a desire to give back to your community, you have made the first step to becoming a Master Gardener.

To be certified as a Cherokee County Extension Master Gardener, you will need to complete the training program and volunteer community service hours each year.

It’s so rewarding …and FUN!

Throughout the year the Cherokee County Master Gardener Volunteers participate in many local beautification projects and develop a kinship through monthly meetings, field trips, and social events.

2021 Board of Directors:

Nola Cooper, President
James Sullivan, Vice President
Suzi Henry, Treasurer
Laurie Dula, Recording Secretary
Tom Benecke, At-Large Member
Jeff Doughman, At-Large Member
Gloria Edwards, At-Large Member

Join the Master Gardener Volunteer Program

 Increase your confidence & skills
 Receive advanced training
 Assist the public with gardening questions
 Share your knowledge with your neighbors
 Help your community

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