Master Gardeners a big part of Cooperative Extension program
Master Gardener Charlie Sander kneels next to one of the plots at the community garden at the Corpening Memorial YMCA. In March 2012, volunteers with the Master Gardeners, the Early College and others helped out with the construction of the community garden at the Corpening Memorial YMCA. The YMCA rents out the different plots. Vegetables are mostly grown in the community garden plots but it is up to the discretion of the groups that will rent them out. (File photo)
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:02 pm
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series commemorating the 100th year of Cooperative Extension in the U.S.
The Cooperative Extension program is marking 100 years of providing important research-based knowledge to farmers, homemakers and young people. And for about a fifth of that time, the Extension’s Master Gardeners Volunteer Association has helped local growers put that knowledge to work in McDowell County.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:02 pm.