2022 Master Gardener Volunteer Training

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Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Training

Craven County, Fall 2022

All sessions will be held at the Craven County Agricultural Building, beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding at noon. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but not every Tuesday & Thursday, so be sure to look over the schedule closely. Be sure to visit the two links below for important information from NC State University regarding the Extension Master Gardener℠ program of Craven County:

Become an Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer

North Carolina Extension Master Gardener℠ Program Guidelines

The Master Gardener℠ volunteer notebook is optional, but there is a $50 state fee for all enrollees. For procedural reasons, this fee is not included in the Eventbrite registration. Some students become concerned when they have to miss one or two classes. From our perspective, we expect almost everyone will end up missing a class here and there. We ask that you do your best to get to the total of 40 hours of class time, and we’ll do our best to present an excellent educational experience.

Many other questions will no doubt arise, most of which we can best handle once we get started with classes. Email me at tom_glasgow@ncsu.edu for questions pertaining to this memo and the schedule.  

Please register through Eventbrite 

All classes begin at 9 a.m. and are presented by Tom Glasgow except where noted.

Below are the scheduled dates & course topics.


9/13:     Welcome and Introduction, Cyndi Mainor

Pesticide safety and soil management, Mike Carroll

Herbs, Dianne Wells

9/15:     Plant ID, practice with an ID key, Tom Glasgow

9/20:     TBA

9/27:     Pollinators, pollinator plants, annoying habits, presented by Hadley Cheris,  Tryon Palace

9/29:     Warm season lawn management, Tom Glasgow


10/11:    Tour of plant collection on grounds, plant selection, perennials, Ethel Hess,  MGV

10/13:    Fruit and vegetable insect management, Daniel Simpson

10/18:    Pruning trees and shrubs, native plants for the landscape, Tom Glasgow

10/25:    Plant ID, plant morphology, Tom Glasgow

10/27:    Vegetable gardening, presented by Master Gardener Volunteers


11/8:     Accessing the MG website and resources, Joanne Celinski, MGV

Why did my shrub die? A quick check of usual suspects, Tom Glasgow

11/10:    Responsible irrigation, plant nomenclature, sometimes the customer is        wrong, Tom Glasgow

11/15:    More examples of diseases of vegetables, turf and woody plants, Tom        Glasgow


12/1:     Exam, practicum, intense interrogation

12/12:    Luncheon, graduation