The Cabarrus County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (whew! - our official title) are Extension-trained volunteers who help the County Horticultural Agent do their job of teaching people about plants. They work to put on an annual herb festival for the public in April. In the fall they help conduct the environmental field days for the sixth graders in conjunction with the county fair. They also develop and educational booth for the county fair, and staff various home and garden show booths along with special projects. The Cabarrus County Master Gardeners meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am. The location is normally the extension office. Meetings are open to the public.
Want to become a Master Gardener Volunteer?
David Goforth, the County Horticultural Agent, manages the Master Gardener Volunteer Program. To become a volunteer with the Cabarrus County Master Gardener Volunteers contact David Goforth.
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To supplement the educational opportunities provided to Master Gardeners, thus enhancing their knowledge, expertise, and skills in delivering educational assistance to gardeners through the consumer horticulture program efforts of the Cooperative Extension Service in Cabarrus County;
To maintain the members' level of expertise so that they may assist other individuals and organizations in achieving a desired knowledge of gardening and gardening activities;
To enhance friendships and promote a spirit of good fellowship among its members;
To strive to ensure a knowledgeable and experienced source of volunteers that can be utilized to complete projects under the direction of the Cooperative Extension Agent in the execution of their responsibilities.
The Mission of the Association is to improve our community through horticulture by providing education, participating in community outreach, encouraging stewardship of the environment, and providing current research-based information to the citizens of our county. We carry out this mission through a network of volunteers under the auspices of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Cabarrus County Center.