All in-person Master Gardener activities are currently suspended. Even with so many regular activities shut down due to COVID-19, Master Gardeners can still offer help! If you have a problem in your home garden, whether insect, disease, or other, our members can remotely research your problem and provide unbiased research-based solutions. E-mail a description and photos of your gardening problems to the Greenline in your county.
- Clarke: NSVMGA.email@example.com (include “Clarke County Gardening Question” in the subject line)
- Frederick: GreenHelpLine.FrederickCo@gmail.com
- Page: NSVMGA.firstname.lastname@example.org (include “Page County Gardening Question” in the subject line)
- Shenandoah: email@example.com
- Warren: GreenHelpLine.WarrenCo@gmail.com
Stuck at home for a while? Check out our Facebook page for fun garden-related activities for kids plus gardening tips and videos for grown-ups.
We look forward to seeing you again soon at farmers markets, fairs, and festivals. In the meantime, please stay safe.
What is a “Master Gardener”?
Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are educators who work within their communities to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices through sustainable landscape management, education, and training. Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are required to continue their education each year to stay up to date on current issues and recommendations for home gardeners. As an educational program of VCE, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers bring the resources of Virginia’s land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, to the people of the commonwealth.
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association supports its members — Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers serving the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren. The Association leads and financially supports projects, sponsors VCE home-gardening education events, coordinates each year’s Master Gardener class, and provides its members with unique continuing-ed and fellowship opportunities. Annual dues are $20 and open to all certified Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in the Northern Shenandoah Valley unit.
How to Participate
If you’d like to help others while serving your community as a VCE Master Gardener, see when the next class starts on our join page. If you’d like to help without becoming a member, you can join us at our educational events, support our scholarship fund by attending our educational symposium, or pick up some plants and gifts at our GardenFest & Master Gardener Plant Sale.
You can also help while you shop! Click Brent and Becky’s Bulbs Blooming Bucks Program or Amazon’s smile program, which each donate a portion of your purchase amount to registered nonprofit organizations at no additional cost to you. Choose Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association at each.