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.

Now Enrolling!

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

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

blooming benefits for NSV Master Gardeners

bloominbuckslogoWe 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.