Extension Master Gardeners of Durham County Accepting Applicants for 2023 Training!

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The Durham County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Program conducts a training program once every two years for those who want to become a Durham County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener℠. Class content is developed from the latest research in applied horticultural science from NC State Extension and other land grant institutions.

The next program will be conducted January-early May of 2023. Classes will be taught once a week, on Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Durham County Cooperative Extension office, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC and/or via Zoom. In order to apply to the program you must:

  1. Attend one information session (dates listed below).
  2. Submit your application by October 10, 2022.
  3. If you are selected, pay the $100 registration fee by December 15, 2022. This fee covers your training material.

All sessions will cover the same information. Attendance is required at a session to receive an application. Registration required to attend information sessions. 


      Master Gardener Info Session Date           Time         Format    
Monday, August 22nd  2 – 3 p.m. In Person
Sunday, August 28th 2 – 3 p.m. Online
Friday, September 9th 2 – 3 p.m. In Person
Tuesday, September 13th 6 – 7 p.m. Online
Wednesday, September 21st 10 – 11 a.m. In Person
Thursday, September 29th 6 – 7 p.m. Online

Extension Master Gardeners Volunteers are trained to help connect North Carolinians with the vast reservoir of horticultural knowledge and research developed at North Carolina A&T University and NC State University. Durham County Extension has about 100 volunteers in the Extension Master Gardener program. They help Durham residents learn more about a myriad of gardening topics, answer questions, conduct demonstrations and workshops, and help maintain Durham’s community gardens, including at Briggs Avenue.

To learn more about the Extension Master Gardeners and see what we’re up to, check out our blog, or find us on Facebook or Instagram (@DurhamMasterGardeners).