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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.

Swain County Fair 2022 (18 x 24 Sign)

2022 Swain County Agricultural Fair

A County Fair-style festival, complete with judging of vegetables, eggs, and flowers; agricultural demos; craft vendors; food vendors and …

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Leaves of Three, Let It Be

It’s that time of year when I’ve been itching to be out in the yard, cleaning up and getting …

Minda Daughtry

Extension Office Has New Horticulture Agent!

Article written by: Jessica Webb, The Smoky Mountain Times editor@thesmokymountaintimes.com The first thing Minda Daughtry, the new horticulture agent for the …

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Take the Gardening Survey!

Swain County Gardener Needs Assessment The following survey is an easy to answer questionnaire that you can complete in less …

Extension's role in the 1918 pandemic

County Extension is Here to Help

According to the 1918 home demonstration annual report, the agents and volunteers addressed the pandemic in 55 counties. A …