Sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Master Gardeners are volunteer educators within our community who serve the public by assisting local Extension Agents to provide sound and practical gardening information to area property and homeowners.
You will discover Master Gardeners answering questions at your local farm markets, providing garden demonstrations, writing articles for the local media, and responding to inquiries on the “Greenline”.
On this site you can find answers to garden questions or to expand your knowledge by utilizing the wide array of resources. Better yet, consider becoming a Master Gardener. Regardless of your outdoor interests, come grow with the Master Gardener Program!
Garden Fest 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015 / 8 AM – 3 PM
Hosted by Belle Grove Plantation, Middletown, VA
Free Admission – Free Parking – No Pets
Master Gardener Plant Sale — wagons to transport plants to your vehicle; FREE Special Garden Presentations; Hypertufa & Stepping Stone Hands-on Workshops; Demonstrations & Displays; Second Hand Rose Shop; FREE Garden Tool Sharpening Booth; Garden & Specialty Vendors; Raffles; Food: Picnic Tables On Grounds; Live Music
Children’s Activities – free, preregistration necessary: firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION RISING COLLEGE SENIORS! SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY!
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to acknowledge the superior efforts of a student. Criteria for the scholarship and the application are available by following this link.
The application due date is May 31, 2015.
Garden Care Consultations for Homeowners
As you may know, Master Gardeners currently work with homeowners to answer a full range of plant, tree, and lawn care questions by phone and e-mail. 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.
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 2016 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 will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and will run until 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 on joining the 2016 class, click here.