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SAVE THE DATE:
2018 Master Gardener Intern Class – sign up meeting

If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener the 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 at the Mid Atlantic Farm Credit Building at 125 Prosperity Dr. in Winchester. Registration will be held on January 18 at 1 p.m.  This is a mandatory attendance for the class.  For more information 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: 

  • Ira Wallace from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange,
  • Wendy Kiang-Spray author of Chinese Kitchen Gardens,
  • VA Tech Extension Associate Tim McCoy on Solitary Pollinators,
  • Dr. Robert McDuffie (ret) VA Tech 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”.  

The event will have several garden vendors for your shopping delight and book sales from the speakers as well as door prizes and a Chinese Auction.  

You can email us at nsvmga.info@gmail.com for more information. Click the image at right to register

SAVE THE DATE:
Seed Exchange @ State Arboretum of VA

January 27, starting at 9 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

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!

Homeowners

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.