Working hand-in-hand with our partners at N.C. A&T and 101 local governments, the NC Cooperative Extension conducts groundbreaking research that addresses real-world issues in communities across the state.
NC Cooperative Extension extends research-based knowledge to all North Carolinians, helping them transform science into everyday solutions that improve their lives and grow our state.
We are the model of excellence in non-formal, research-based education that advances agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, youth and communities, while creating prosperity for all North Carolinians.
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD
Extension keeps North Carolina’s $96 billion agriculture industry growing and sustainable by connecting producers with research-based information and technology they need.
Extension helps people make healthier decisions, reduce their risk of chronic disease and live better lives through a wealth of programs from nutrition to local foods to food safety.
Extension’s 4-H programs address the diverse issues of today’s youth, helping hundreds of thousands of youth grow into healthier, more involved generations of future leaders.
Extension serves as a bridge between North Carolinians and our state’s preeminent research university. With 101 local centers, more than 1,100 experts and a vast network of partnerships, Extension puts science into action, delivering practical solutions to local issues across the state.
IDENTIFY ISSUES. Extension experts in every county engage with farmers, businesses, home & land owners, and families to determine local needs.
RESEARCH SOLUTIONS. County agents collaborate with campus specialists, applying science and technology to better understand and address timely issues.
TRANSFER RESULTS. Extension delivers research-based tools and solutions back to communities, translating knowledge into everyday applications.
Increase your confidence & skills
Receive advanced training
Assist the public with horticulture & gardening questions
Share your knowledge with your neighbors
Help your community
If you have a love of plants and gardening, a willingness to learn more and a desire to give back to your community, you have made the first step to becoming a Master Gardener.
To be certified as a Cherokee County Extension Master Gardener, you will need to complete the training program and volunteer community service hours each year.
Throughout the year the Cherokee County Master Gardeners participate in many local projects and develop a kinship through education, monthly meetings, field trips, and social events.
The Cherokee County Extension Master Gardener training program is offered once a year. To obtain a copy of the class schedule or to register for the next class, contact the Cherokee County Extension Office.