2018 Master Gardener Intern Class
The 2018 Master Gardener Intern Training Classes will begin February 13, 2018 and finishes May 3. All classes will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in Winchester. For more information on training to become an MG, check the website at www.nsvmga.org/join
Save The Date!
Gardening in the Valley Symposium
Saturday, March 3, 2018 — Spring Break at Shenandoah University! Master Gardeners will host their annual garden lecture symposium.
There are 5 great speakers (download flyer for full details):
- Ira Wallace from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange,
- Wendy Kiang-Spray author of Chinese Kitchen Gardens,
- VA Tech Extension Associate Tim McCoy on Solitary Pollinators,
- Robert McDuffie, VA Tech (ret), on “Gardens of the World in Zones 6 and 7”, and
- Ms. Sandy Lerner, co-founder of Cisco Systems and owner of Gentle Harvest, on “Farm to Table in the Shenandoah Valley”.
SAVE THE DATE:
Seed Exchange @ State Arboretum of VA
On January 27, starting at 10 a.m., MGs will be in the Blandy Library. Everyone is invited to come to the free seed exchange. Bring seeds to donate or pick up seeds donated by Master Gardeners and community members. There will be some garden vendors and some free bulbs and plants. Come early for the best choice! For more information go to www.nsvmga.ore/projects/blandy-seed-exchange
Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association
2018 Memorial High School Scholarship
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association (NSVMGA), will award five $500 scholarships to five promising graduating seniors. Eligible students must have attended a high school or home school program in Clarke, Warren, Shenandoah, Frederick, or Page counties. One $500 scholarship will be awarded in each of the five counties. Applications are due by March 31, 2018. For additional details on the scholarship guidelines, visit our scholarship page. Or click to view the application.
Help Support NSVMGA
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!
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.