Our Projects

Master Gardeners in Your Community

Master Gardeners are trained volunteer educators who serve our community by assisting local Extension Agents in providing sound and practical gardening information to area property and homeowners. In addition, we work side by side with other community groups in providing hours of community service in the name of gardening education.

UNIT PROJECTS
Master Gardener Training Course —
Annual training for new master gardener interns. Class of 2015 is in Warren County on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. from February 10 through May 12. Contact: mgclass2015@yahoo.com

Blandy Community Garden Teaching Garden — 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA Project hours for hands-on teaching of various groups while designing, planning, and installing garden bed. Contact Mary Craig: mcorneliac@centurylink.net
Belle Grove Garden Project History

Garden Fest (June 6, 2015) — 336 Belle Grove Rd, Middletown, VA
Project hours for various areas of event, from creating displays and potting/maintaining plants to helping with signage, setup, and children’s events day of event. Something for everyone’s interests. (Trainees attendance is required.) Contact Cy Haley: cyhaley@comcast.net

Junior Master Gardener Course with Homeschoolers — Winchester, VA
Project hours for teaching children the basics of gardening as well as the value of giving back to the community. Classroom portion lasts from mid-March through May. Contact Lynn Hoffman: gwendydog@gmail.com

Learning Garden at Belle Grove – 336 Belle Grove Rd, Middletown, VA
Education hours for working with the public while planning, planting, and improving historic garden. Most Tuesdays and some Saturdays during the growing season. Contact Claire DeMasi: clairedemasi@gmail.com

COUNTY PROJECTS
Millwood Community Garden –
Clarke County: Millwood Community, VA
Project hours for organizing and planning the Millwood Community Garden while educating students and residents on how to sustain and harvest a community garden. March – October from 9 am – 12 noon. Contact Mary Flagg: dazlmom@hotmail.com
Luray Middle School Garden — 
Page County: 14 Luray Avenue, Luray, VA
Project hours for preparing, planning, designing, and budgeting garden while working with garden club children. Contact Lesley Mack: lesleypmack@gmail.com
Preservation and Education of Historic Chinquapin Oak –
Page County
Project hours for protecting tree from invasive weeds, educating the public about the tree, and working on possible pocket park around tree. Contact Lesley Mack: lesleypmack@gmail.com
Rain Garden Demo Garden
Shenandoah County: 140 East Lee Street, New Market, VA
Project hours for planting, weeding, and dividing plants (and potting extras for GardenFest) while educating the public on the Rutgers University initiated rain garden. Contact Ruth Garretson: rog@shentel.net
Belle Boyd Cottage Gardens –
Warren County: 101 Chester Street, Front Royal, VA
Project hours for leading the public in weekly work sessions, teaching best practices for proper planting, plant care, pest management, and pruning. Tuesdays, 9am – 12noon, April – October. Contact Katherine Rindt: jkrindt@comcast.net
Butterfly Garden at Happy Creek Arboretum –
Warren County: Prospect Street & Commerce Ave, Front Royal, VA
Project hours for answering public questions while working in the butterfly garden. During the growing season Contact Katherine Rindt: jkrindt@comcast.net
Calvary Memorial Garden –
Warren County: Royal Avenue, Front Royal, VA
Project hours for teaching landscape design, plant identification, pruning, and growing annuals & perennials while working in 5 individual garden rooms. Contact Frank Baxter: skyland@centurylink.net
Samuels Public Library –
Warren County: 330 E Criser Rd, Front Royal, VA
Project hours for implementing a professional landscape design and educating the public during an ongoing lecture series. Contact Frank Baxter: skyland@centurylink.net