Pasquotank Master Gardener Volunteer Program
NC State Extension Master Gardener volunteers provide unbiased, research-based information on gardens, lawns and landscapes. The Extension Master Gardener program began at Washington State University in 1972 in response to a high demand for gardening advice. In 1977 NC State volunteers staffed a garden hotline in New Hanover County. The next year Wake County trained their first Extension Master Gardener volunteers and three years later, there were 110 Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in five counties. Now there are over 4,500 volunteers in 90 counties across the state. Under the guidance and direction of Extension agents, volunteers complete a 40-hour training program, pass an examination, and complete at least a 40-hour internship. To remain active in the program volunteers must log a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer time and a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education each year. To learn about becoming a Master Gardener in Pasquotank County please contact, Ellen Owens, County Extension Director, at 252.338.3954 or via email at Ellen_Owens@ncsu.edu.
Are you interested in becoming an Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteer in Pasquotank County? We would love to have you join our group. Grace Manzer is excited about new opportunities for this group to provide volunteer service in our local community. Give Grace a call at 338-3954; she is looking forward to great things in the future.
Pictured are Don Campbell, Chair of Scholarship Committee, and Lauren Winslow
The Extension Master Gardeners of Pasquotank County are pleased to announce the recipient of their $1,000 scholarship is Lauren Winslow, a 2019 graduate of Northeastern High School. Lauren will be attending NCSU in the fall where she plans to major in Agriculture Business Management. Lauren is the daughter of Mrs. Shelia Winslow.
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2018 Scholarship Recipient
The Pasquotank County Extension Master Gardeners held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 13th where they had the privilege of presenting their 2018 Scholarship to Jacob (Jake) Clay Jennings. Jake is the son of Jerry and Dottie Jennings. He is a 2018 graduate of Northeastern High School and plans to begin at North Carolina State University next week where he will study Environmental Science.
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