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Plant Sale


Saturday, May 4, 2024
8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Citizen Resource Center
1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy, Dallas NC

Perennials | Annuals | Trees
Shrubs | Herbs | Vegetables
Yard Sale | Silent Auction*
cash, debit & credit card accepted
*Silent Auction winner will be announced/called at 10:00 a.m. Winner must pay and pick up by 10:30 a.m.

EMG Library Programming

The following meetings are open to the public and free of charge. All meetings below are held at the Gaston County Library (Garrison Blvd) in the Carol K. Reinhardt Auditorium at 11 a.m.

February 3 – Garden Planning
March 16 – Growing Herbs
April 13 – Native Plants
May 18 – Small Space&Container GardeningGardening Class Schedule

EMG Infoline

We are Master Gardener volunteers assisting N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Gaston County Center in providing prompt and insightful answers to gardening inquiries from the general public.

The Infoline process allows for the public to seek advice from the Extension Master Gardener Volunteers by leaving a phone message at 704-922-2138 or email questions and supporting photos to annually from April-October.Have questions for our Extension Master Gardeners?

Community Seed Bank

The Community Seed Bank has been established by N.C. Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Gaston County in partnership with the Gaston County Public Library. Our goal is to ensure access to vegetable, flower and herb seeds and inspire community members to garden.

In 2024 all branches of the Gaston County Public Library will have a selection of seasonal seeds. The seed banks officially start back on February 1 and will have cool season crops along with peppers and tomatoes!

We also encourage you to save seeds from your successful crops to share with others by donating back to the seed bank at the end of the season. Seeds are available February – October.

For questions about the Seed Bank, contact 704-922-2138 or email

Where is EMG in the Community?

Extension Master Gardener Volunteers at a booth.The EMG Volunteers can be found weekly on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. during April -October at the Mount Holly Farmers Market and the Gastonia Farmers Market. Here you can meet our Volunteers, get your gardening questions answered, pick up soil sample kits, see what programming is coming up and so much more! You can also find a Community Seed Bank onsite as well!

Other places you may find our Volunteers throughout Gaston County in many other places like Webb Street School, Creative Opportunities Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Keep Gastonia Beautiful, the Gastonia Rotary Garden, Keep Belmont Beautiful and more!

How can I become an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer?

The next Extension Master Gardener course will take place in early 2025 in a hybrid format. Coursework will be completed virtually and there will be one in-person meeting per week. A course fee is required to participate.

To learn more, apply or get on the waitlist for 2025, email

EMG Resource Guide

November 2023 -January 2024 Resource Guide

February 2024-April 2024 Resource Guide