The Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Cleveland County is a volunteer program that trains individuals in the art and science of gardening. Our certified volunteers then pass on the information they learned during their training.
Our priority is to provide residents of Cleveland County with up-to-date, practical and sound gardening advice that they can use. We accomplish this by serving the home gardening public by answering questions, speaking to groups, writing gardening articles, working with youth, gardening in the demonstration gardens, etc.
Finally, our volunteers not only share research-based and sustainable horticultural practices, but also develop lifelong friendships with others who have similar gardening interests.
About the NC Master Gardeners 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.”
Feel free to visit the County site ran by NC State here: https://cleveland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Where are we?
We are based in the NC Cooperative Extension – Cleveland County Office Building on 130 S Post Rd, Shelby, NC 28152. However you can find Master Gardeners all throughout the county and surrounding areas!