Johnston County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers Receive Grant for Symposium

Brenda Clayton, MarJean Telke, Margery Pearl

The Johnston County Extension Master Gardeners received a NCEMGVA Educational Matching Grant on June 8th at the NCEMGVA Conference in Greenville.  The $1000 grant will partially fund the September 14, 2019 all day symposium; Birds,Bees and Butterflies: Growing Native Gardens.

The event will focus on birds, bees and butterflies as important pollinators, their relationship to native plants and promoting growing native plants in the landscape.  Anne Spafford, Landscape Architect and NCSU Horticulture Professor; Charlotte Glen, State Coordinator for NC Extension Master Gardeners and Chris Moorman, NCSU Professor and Coordinator of the Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology Program will be among the featured speakers.

The event will be held at the Johnston County Center, 2736 NC Highway 210 in Smithfield and will include plant and related vendors. Save the date! More details will be available as the event approaches.

The North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association, the NCEMGVA, is the professional organization for Master Gardeners across the State.  Formed in 1991 to aid in improving the effectiveness of its members as volunteers in the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program, it also serves as liaison between Master Gardeners and theNCSU Horticulture Department which oversees the county programs.