2024 EMGVA Plant Sale at Burke County Fairgrounds

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Gardeners At Work

Our Master Gardener℠ volunteers worked hard on producing some wonderful specimens for sale at the end of April. Thank you all who came out and supported our Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Association of Burke County with your purchases. Master Gardener℠ volunteers are dedicated to community outreach and education on horticultural practices and assisting citizens in getting started in gardening.

We had several special guests at our Plant Sale. The Beekeepers Association set up a table selling honey and educating visitors on the importance of the Honeybee. Autumn Busbee from the Bonnie Plants Foundation came and provided visitors with an opportunity to pot a free plant. Visitors could choose from between an Eggplant, two types of snack peppers, and several floral choices.

We not only sold plants during our Plant Sale. We had two sections of merchandise showcasing household and gardening yard sale items.

We wanted to showcase our gardeners at work during this event. Master Gardener Volunteers worked tirelessly for weeks to ensure that they had a good inventory of plants for sale. All week our volunteers organized and labeled all of the wonderful inventory you see in our group photo below:

Group Photo

We took a group photo before opening the doors to the public. Thank you everyone for your support!


Extension Agent and Volunteer working the EMGVA Booth

Beekeepers Table

Beekeepers educating visitors on the benefits of bees

Thank you Bonnie Plant Foundation!

Bonnie's Plants Table

Autumn guided youth and youth at heart to pot a free plant courtesy of Bonnie Plants Foundation.

Yard Sale

Yard Sale Tables

EMGVA Volunteer working the yard sale tables


Succulent table

Some of our Rosette succulents

Some of our Rosette succulents

Showcase Succulent
Our big showcase Rosette Succulent

Pre-Sale Organizing

Checkout table

Several of our volunteers working our checkout tables

Several more volunteers working the checkout tables

We had to have several checkout tables to accommodate for our sales

Work Smarter, Not Harder (And Safely)

Using Carts to carry heavy Tables

Innovative thinking with using carts to effectively move tables

Folding table carried by volunteers

Using Dollies to move folding tables

Volunteers moving tables to set up our sale

If you are interested in becoming a NC Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, keep an eye out for future EMGVA Classes offered through your local Cooperative Extension.