Interested in Learning More About Being a Master Gardener?

Do you enjoy gardening? Love nature? Appreciate the environment? Want to share your outdoor passions with others? Join the 2017 class of Master Gardeners and meet others with your interest(s), update your current knowledge, and help the community grow through your volunteering at education events and programs. Classes meet beginning in early February and finishing in early May. Participants are required to complete a minimum 50 hour course to be followed by 50 volunteer hours to become certified.

For more information, download a flyer and contact VCE Agent Mark Sutphin.

Barn Garden Workshop Series
An Educational Series co-sponsored with Belle Grove.
Autumn Wonders (October 2 — Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.)

Registration due September 23 — Presented by Master Gardeners Lynn Hoffmann, Ginny Smith, & Rose Fairman

Students will learn how to get their garden and home landscape ready for the end of the growing season. Use the inspiration of the final harvest of your garden as you create a stunning wreath or swag for your front door or another unique spot in your house. Attendees will learn how to attach natural materials to a form and how to preserve those materials to last until Thanksgiving. Attendees will have a large selection of wreath materials and ribbon accents to choose from to make a memorable creation.

Save The Date

2017 Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Symposium

Date:  Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Registration Desk 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

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.