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An illustrated man and woman planting trees in their yard.

Home horticulture activities benefit human health, community economics, environmental stewardship, and local food. Alabama Extension Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who use research-based horticulture to improve communities. After 40 years, this program remains popular and relevant today. The Extension Home Grounds team and numerous community partners agree that these volunteers are priceless.

  • Community value in volunteer hours and philanthropy = $11 M
  • Veggie transplants donated = 14,261
  • Contacts through teaching gardens, workshops, helplines, and Ask EMG = 243,487
  • Contacts through civic events and community projects = 102,700
  • Grow More, Give More donations = 27,398 lbs.
  • Total face-to-face public contacts = 346,187


Kerry SmithOutreach Programs Administrator, Horticulture, Auburn University

New March 2024, 2023 Alabama Extension Master Gardener Impact Report, ANR-3061

Past Reports


The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) is an equal opportunity educator, employer, and provider. If you need a reasonable accommodation or language access services, contact Kerry Smith at smithkp@aces.edu.

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