Extension Master Gardener Volunteers​

​in Mecklenburg County

We're dedicated gardening enthusiasts who've expanded our horticultural education and skills to assist the public on a wide range of gardening topics.

​Another Lowe’s Library Festival is in the books! Matthews was October’s stop for the CHARLOTTE LIBRARY FOUNDATION ‘Around the World in 21 Branches’ festival for readers. Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardener volunteers staffed an ‘Ask a Master Gardener’ booth, handed out colorful fall flowers donated by Lowe’s and helped future gardeners make germination necklaces.


At every library festival we have soil kits for homeowners, helpful handouts, and research-based advice to grow more confident gardeners throughout Mecklenburg County. Look us up on Saturday, December 2 at the Independence Regional branch.

Thanks to EMG volunteers: 

 Elizabeth Barnes, Margaret Brinsko, E.J. McGee, Kelly Rhoads, Bill Sloan and Mary Staton.

  Garden Tasks ​in July 



The Cicadas Are Coming! Fear Not, Though

Let us help you!

We offer comprehensive training to become a Master Gardener.

Master Gardeners can ​assist you by email or voicemail. 

Our Master Gardeners can address a range of topics.

We offer consultations, technical guidance and volunteer assistance.

You'll receive helpful tips and advice each month.

Have you tested your soil? 

Soil kits available at the Mecklenburg Master Gardeners/Extension location, in the white box in the parking lot: 2415 Lester Street, and at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Libraries.

Soil Testing What & How

How to Read a Soil Test