Children’s Gardening Activities – The Children’s Garden, located within the larger Strasburg Community Garden, is a learning space where children can join workshops and gardening opportunities to learn the joy of growing! Watch our Facebook page for scheduled workshops on topics, including gardening, insects, soil, and water. Extension Master Gardeners also will be playing a role in establishing a Sensory Garden at Seven Bends State Park.
Corhaven Graveyard – This site holds the final remains of formally enslaved persons associated with an antebellum plantation in Shenandoah County and contains approximately 2 dozen sunken graves. In 2016, Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association members collaborated with community members to create a tribute garden area. There they display plants common to plantation settlements during the early 1800s, as well as native perennials often gleaned by enslaved individuals who worked on those plantations.
Edinburg Mill Biofiltration Garden – Friends of the North Fork, working with multiple partners, have helped create one of the largest storm water bio filtration projects in the Shenandoah Valley. This rain garden is next to the restored Edinburg Mill where it helps halt erosion and filter polluted runoff between the parking area and Stony Creek. The rain garden serves as a teaching/learning venue for local and regional water issues. Extension Master Gardeners work with the Mill to create interactive signage and informational displays for the public.
Farmers Markets – Our members regularly staff a plant clinic and information pamphlet display in two of the county’s farmers markets from April through September: the South Street Barn Market and the Strasburg Market.
New Market Demo Rain Garden – Extension Master Gardeners educate the public on the rain gardens located at the New Market Library. Created in 2011 in collaboration with Rutgers University, the gardens filter the parking lot rainwater runoff in the area behind the New Market Government Building and on the library grounds.
Shenandoah County Fair – Extension Master Gardeners register adult and youth horticulture entries for competition judging at this annual event. In addition, they staff an information booth throughout the week to help homeowner with questions and to share information about the VCE Master Gardener program. Dates for the 2020 Info Booth: Monday, August 31st through Friday, September 4th, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Look for us near the horticultural displays to find out more about the Extension Master Gardener program or to get answers to your gardening questions!
Strasburg Community Garden – Through urban agriculture workshops, Extension Master Gardeners educate the public on best vegetable gardening practices held at the garden and other locations in Strasburg.
To learn more about the projects that take place in Shenandoah County or to get help with your home gardening questions, contact us at:
- Phone: 540-459-6140
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Location: VCE Office and Classroom, Shenandoah County Government Center, 600 North Main Street, Suite 100, Woodstock, VA 22664
- In-Office Hours: 1st Friday of the month, 9am–12pm during the growing season. Call or email during winter.
- Where Else to Find Us: Strasburg Farmers Market and South Street Barn Market in Woodstock , 4th Saturday, 9am–12pm, April through September