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Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers

Since 1979, North Carolina Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers (EMGVs) have been leaders in this internationally acclaimed program, guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their landscapes. Trained by North Carolina State University faculty and staff, EMGVs provide research-based information about gardening and environmental stewardship to individuals and communities across the state. EMGVs engage the community through education and outreach on a wide variety of subjects and through a broad spectrum of projects, all designed to maximize their impact.

Leaves of three and leaves of five, side by side in an overgrown flower bed. Picture by Gene Fox

Is This Poison Ivy?

When spring weather comes around like we had over the past week, I want to be outside. I have …

Camellia sasanqua showing Camellia Leaf Gall (Exobasidium camellia). Remove the infected leaves and put them in the trash. PIcture taken by Gene Fox

What Is Wrong With My Camellia?

There have been lots of calls this week, ranging from recommendations for landscapers to what is wrong with my …

Willow Oak (Quercus phellos) Taken by Gene Fox

What Is This Stuff?

I receive several calls a season about green moss or fungus growing on trees. What is this stuff? Moss …