Welcome to the
North Carolina Extension Master Gardener
 Volunteer Association

The NCEMGVA was formed in 1991 to aid in improving the effectiveness of its members as volunteers in the Extension Master Gardener program of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension.  The Association sponsors educational and training activities for North Carolina’s Master Gardeners in partnership with county and multi-county programs and the Cooperative Extension.  We offer competitive grants to county programs, host an annual landscape garden design competition, and publish a quarterly newsletter for members with upcoming events, features, and other items of interest to the Master Gardener community of North Carolina.
                                                                                                                                                Barbara Walters, President


Registration for the 2014 NC Extension Master Gardener Conference, May 5-7 at the Hawthorne Inn in Winston-Salem, is now open. 
Click here for the Conference Website.


The Spring Issue of the NCEMGVA Newsletter is now Available.  Click here to download. (2/21/14)

Extension Master Gardener License Plate - The FINAL Campaign

                                                                                                                                                         Applications to date 254
                                                                                                                                    (as of 4/15/14)

      The current total of paid applications is 254.  We still need 46 to reach the DMV requirem
ent of 300.  The NCEMGVA Board has set a deadline of May 6, 2014 (the day of the 2014 conference banquet), to reach the goal.   If we fail to get the necessary applications by that date, the program will end and the fees will be refunded to the applicants.  Ending the program will also mean that the 50% of the plate's cost that is automatically donated to the NC Extension Master Gardener Endowment will not occur as well as any future donations as plates are sold or renewed.

     To sweeten the deal, anyone who applies for a plate before noon on May 6, 2014, will be automatically entered in a drawing to be held at the 2014 Conference Banquet in Winston-Salem on the evening of May 6.  The winner will receive their choice of:
        - $400.00 in cash, or
        - a credit of up to $500.00 towards registration, lodging, and travel to a statewide conference

     Also, Christina Larson of Guilford County is offering $20.00 gift certificates for either Olive Garden or the Longhorn Steakhouse for anyone who applies for a plate between now and the time we reach our 300 goal.  You can note your choice of restaurant on your application.

     You can help us meet the goal this May by:
     1) applying for a plate - click here for the one page Application;
     2) donating $20.00 to to provide a scholarship for someone else to take the plate for a year;
     3) advertising the campaign in your county*;
     4) encouraging your EMG trainees to consider applying;  and
     5) urging your Extension staff to do likewise.

* downloadable materials include:
     License Plate Application

For further information, contact:
                                              Janie Taylor, Chair, License Plate Committee

Renewing your Membership:  Some members have reported difficulty renewing their memberships online.  The easiest way is to log in (in the upper right hand corner of this page) with your email address and password* and then, on the next page, click on "View Profile" under your name in the upper right hand corner.  This will display your contact information.  About halfway down the page on the right, you will see the box "Renew until 1, January 20__".  Click on this box.  The system will ask you to review and update your contact information and then take you to the renewal page.

*If you have not logged in before or do not remember your password, enter your email address and click on "Forgot Password".  The system will ask for your email address again and then guide you through resetting your password.

To view the Membership Brochure - CLICK HERE

Upcoming events

05 May 2014 • Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center, Winston-Salem
05 May 2014 • Conference: The Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center, 420 High Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Management Training: Forsyth County Extension Center, 1450 Fairchild Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27105

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