2017 Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Symposium

Date:  Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Registration Opens at 8:00 AM)
NEW LOCATION: Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Virginia. Carl and Emily Thompson Conference Center, located in Corron Community Development Center Building

Further symposium details and online registration are available here. Payment may be made via check by mail or online via PAYPAL at the link below. 

2017 Symposium Payment via PAYPAL


2017 Junior Master Gardener Program    
Classes start March 7, 2017
Tuesday mornings 10:00 to 11:30 in Winchester

Learn about horticulture, gardening and vegetables and soil and bugs and so much more.  You will be a student gardener from March to June 3 and then you will get to plant in the garden at our vegetable garden on N. Kent St and Sharp St. You will garden throughout the summer. All the produce is donated to the C-CAP program in Winchester. If you are interested, call Tammy Epperson at the Extension Office at 540-665-5699 or email at tepperso@vt.edu


We have registered with Brent and Becky’s Bulbs to be in their giving program to non-profit organizations.  Brent and Becky are the owners of a garden business in Virginia and have given several presentations to Master Gardeners throughout the state and at Master Gardener College.  They grow bulbs and plants and have donated throughout the years.  

Please consider their business as an option when you want to order bulbs or plants.  Log on to http://www.bloominbucks.com/ to order bulbs and select Northern Shenandoah Master Gardeners Association, and they will donate 25% of your order amount to us!

HS Scholarship Opportunity!

2017 area high school seniors may be eligible for a college scholarship sponsored by the NSVMGA. See application for details!

Garden Care Consultations for Homeowner

As you may know, Master Gardeners currently work with homeowners to answer a full range of plant, tree, and lawn care questions either in-person, by phone, or via e-mail on the County Greenlines. As an extension of that service, Master Gardener Teams will now meet with homeowners for site visits to discuss those problems and concerns. The Master Gardeners will then offer suggestions and solutions. This program will cover landscaping issues, plant and disease identification, proper planting and care, and other issues that could arise for homeowners.

Anyone interested in having a Master Gardener Team visit their yard should contact the local Extension Office. Go here to find the nearest Extension Office to you.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Mark Sutphin, Frederick County Extension, at (540) 665-5699/TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations five (5) days prior to the event.

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.