About Us

CoOp Gardens
The​ ​Extension​ ​Master​ ​Gardener​ ​Volunteers​ ​of​ ​Cleveland​ ​County​ ​is​ ​a​ ​volunteer​ ​program​ ​that train​s ​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.

Happy​ ​Gardening!

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!

CoOp Office Building