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- Promoting and assisting in the Master Gardener class

- Working with a local Boy Scout troop to construct 4 new raised beds at Joara

- Removing lily turf/other invasive plants from grounds of the Burke Ag Building

- Assisting with Small Fruit Plant sales and distribution

- Conducting our second Annual Spring Fun Sale

- Working with Freedom HS students to construct a fence around our Community Gardens

- Establishing a perennial garden on the grounds of Burke Ag Building

- Working with Catholic Youth Heart Camp to construct 5 raised beds at the Habitat site on Enon Road

- Conducting a number of demonstration workshops for students and Garden Clubs at the Joara Gardens

- Continuing scholarship funding for a horticultural science student at Western Piedmont Comm College

- Working with an area Girl Scout in the design and construction of a Meditation Garden at Burke Hospice

- "Critter-proofing" the Community Gardens fence by adding wiring to the bottom of the fence

- Mulching the Community Gardens and the garden grounds at the Extension Center (at least twice)

- Adding 15 new shrubs to the grounds of the Burke Ag Building

- Staining the fence that surrounds the MGVA Community Gardens

- Monitoring the water supply for Exploring Joara, Habitat Enon Road, and MGVA Community Gardens

- Setting our group up for 501(c)3 status under the umbrella of NCEMGVA

- Working with Donna on plant take-in for Drexel Fair, and on "Veggie Varmint" contests at both fairs

- and the list goes on...

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About Us The Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association (EMGVA) of Burke County is a volunteer non-profit organization based in Morganton, NC. Extension Master Gardener programs are active in all 50 states, in four Canadian provinces, and in most of North Carolina's counties. Our group is affiliated with NC Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center. Our members come from all walks of life, and from many parts of the United States. For more information about our organization and to learn how to become an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, check out the FAQ page.

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