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.

Extension Master Gardener Volunteers and Soil Samples are still located in the Ag Services building during renovations. Reach out for assistance with all your home gardening questions, via email, phone or an office visit!  Office hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m. Telephone is 919-250-1084 and email is

Recommended resources for your home lawn and garden from Wake County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers!


Current gardening classes and opportunities

Popular gardening information links

Information on the NC Extension Master Gardener program