Bi-Weekly Update

Visit back bi-weekly for news from the state EMG office!

December 12, 2017

New Announcements:

  1. EMG Online Webinar – December 14 – starting at 10:00 AM – Communication Update: Register HERE!
  2. We are pleased to announce that the EMG Coordinator’s Manual update is complete in both a hard copy and digital version!  In February of 2018 we will be providing copies to Unit offices as reference materials.    Thank you to all of you who contributed to this effort! 
  3. Free Public Education Programs – Arlington/Alexandria – December / January
  4. Save the Date: Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar – White Stone, VA –  March 24, 2018
  5. Accepting Applications for the Master Gardener Training Class – Isle of Wight, VA – January 25, 2018

December Announcements:

  1. The EMG State Coordinator’s Office is in the process of evaluating our communications strategy, and we need your input! To provide feedback and help us improve our communications, please complete the survey at the following link by December 13: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eqYK9d4p1ssHdUV

January Announcements:

  1. MGACRA Seed Swap – Fredericksburg, VA – January 27, 2018
  2. Home Gardener Day 2018 – Virginia Beach, VA – January 15, 2018
  3. VAFHP Registration is Open! – Shenandoah Valley, VA – January 19-30, 2018

February Announcements:

  1. Sustainable Vegetable Gardening Series 2018 – Woodbridge, VA – 2/10-17, 3/10
  2. Community Gardening: Using Native Plant Communities to Create Ecologically Valuable Gardens – Manassas Park, VA – February 3, 2018
  3. Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change – Manassas Park, VA – February 11, 2018
  4. The Basics of Gardening – Registration Opens December 1st, 2017 – Haymarket, VA – 2/24, 3/3, 3/10
  5. Registration open for the Spring to Green Gardening for Southside – Danville, VA – February 3, 2018

March Announcements:

  1. Save the Date: “Design Ideas for the Home Landscape” – RRMGA Symposium – March 3, 2018
  2. Save the Date: NSVMGA Symposium – Winchester, VA – March 3, 2018
  3. Save the Date: Grow the Good Life Spring Seminar – Bedford, VA – March 10, 2018

Other Announcements:

  1. Agency 229 Report
    1. Report: http://www.agency229.cals.vt.edu/
    2. Website: http://www.agency229.cals.vt.edu/impact.html

Google Doc Link: Click this link to see the NEW documents listed in this bi-weekly email!

November 28, 2017

New Announcements:

  1. The EMG State Coordinator’s Office is in the process of evaluating our communications strategy, and we need your input! To provide feedback and help us improve our communications, please complete the survey at the following link by December 13: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eqYK9d4p1ssHdUV
  2. The Southern Virginia Food Hub – Mecklenburg, VA; Nottoway, VA; Prince Edward, VA – 11/20, 11/30, 12/4
  3. Sustainable Vegetable Gardening Series 2018 – Woodbridge, VA – 2/10-17, 3/10
  4. Community Gardening: Using Native Plant Communities to Create Ecologically Valuable Gardens – Manassas Park, VA – February 3, 2018
  5. Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change – Manassas Park, VA – February 11, 2018
  6. The Basics of Gardening – Registration Opens December 1st, 2017 – Haymarket, VA – 2/24, 3/3, 3/10
  7. Plants Map – jobs.plantsmap.com
  8. MGACRA Seed Swap – Fredericksburg, VA – January 27, 2018
  9. Horticulture Scholarships
  10. Virginia Farm to Table Conference – Weyers Cave, VA – December 6-7, 2017
    1. Video One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3H38ZOLS78
    2. Video Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWXCLVCJWTU
  11. Agency 229 Report
    1. Report: http://www.agency229.cals.vt.edu/
    2. Website: http://www.agency229.cals.vt.edu/impact.html
  12. Save the Date: Grow the Good Life Spring Seminar – Bedford, VA – March 10, 2018

2018 Announcements

  1. Home Gardener Day 2018 – Virginia Beach, VA – January 15, 2018
  2. VAFHP Registration is Open! – Shenandoah Valley, VA – January 19-30, 2018
  3. Registration open for the Spring to Green Gardening for Southside – Danville, VA – February 3, 2018
  4. Save the Date: March 3, 2018 – RRMGA Symposium “Design Ideas for the Home Landscape”
  5. Save the Date: NSVMGA Symposium – Winchester, VA – March 3, 2018

Google Doc Link: Click this link to see the documents listed in this bi-weekly email!  

October 30, 2017

New Announcements:

  1. Home Gardener Day 2018 – Virginia Beach, VA – January 15, 2018
  2. Pass Your Forest Forward – Southeast Virginia Extension – November 2-9, 2017
  3. Urban Forest for Your Health: How Trees Can Save Your Life – Sterling, VA – November 9, 2017
  4. Mushroom Growing Workshop – South Hill, VA – November 17, 2017
  5. VAFHP Registration is Open! – Shenandoah Valley, VA – January 19-30, 2018
  6. Urban Ag Field Day – Petersburg, VA – November 2, 2017

October Announcements:

  1. ESVMG Training Class – Painter, VA – October 4-November 15, 2017

November Announcements:

  1. Fall 2017 Virginia Judging School – Blacksburg, VA – November 4, 2017
  2. Ginger and Turmeric Field Day – Petersburg, VA – November 16, 2017
  3. Virginia Farmers Market Association’s Annual Conference – Roanoke, VA – November 8-9, 2017
  4. Save the Date: 2017 NOVA Urban Forest Conference – Sterling, VA – November 9, 2017

2018 Announcements:

  1. Registration open for the Spring to Green Gardening for Southside – Danville, VA – February 3, 2018
  2. Save the Date: March 3, 2018 – RRMGA Symposium “Design Ideas for the Home Landscape”
  3. Save the Date: NSVMGA Symposium – Winchester, VA – March 3, 2018

Other Announcements:

  1. Non-credit, online, plant identification courses from NC State and Longwood Gardens
  2. DGIF Pollinator Video
  3. Horticulture Scholarships

October 2, 2017

New Announcements:

  1. National WW1 Commission Project – September 5th – October 20th, 2017
  2. Job Announcement: Facilities Grounds Manager to coordinate grounds maintenance on the VT campus
  3. Fall 2017 Virginia Judging School – Blacksburg, VA – November 4, 2017
  4. Ginger and Turmeric Field Day – Petersburg, VA – November 16, 2017
  5. Virginia Farmers Market Association’s Annual Conference – Roanoke, VA – November 8-9, 2017
  6. Reminder about Virginia Farm-to-School Week and National Farm to School Month – October 2 -6, 2017
  7. Horticulture Scholarships
  8. Save the Date: 2017 NOVA Urban Forest Conference – Sterling, VA – November 9, 2017

October Announcements:

  1. Upcoming Garden Symposium: ESVMG Press Release – Eastern Shore – October 21, 2017
  2. ESVMG Training Class – Painter, VA – October 4-November 15, 2017
  3. Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes – Michigan State – October 9-11

2018 Announcements:

  1. Registration open for the Spring to Green Gardening for Southside – Danville, VA – February 3, 2018
  2. Save the Date: March 3, 2018 – RRMGA Symposium “Design Ideas for the Home Landscape”
  3. Save the Date: NSVMGA Symposium – Winchester, VA – March 3, 2018

Other Announcements:

  1. Facilitation Training Announcement
  2. Non-credit, online, plant identification courses from NC State and Longwood Gardens
  3. NCB Garden Grant Applications Now Available
  4. DGIF Pollinator Video
  5. 41st Annual Fall Forestry and Wildlife Field Tours 2017

September 6, 2017

New Announcements:

  1. Save the Date: March 3, Rapidan River Master Gardeners Symposium “Design Ideas for the Home Landscape”
  2. Soil Lead Testing at Go Green Expo – Newport News, VA – September 9, 2017
  3. Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes – Michigan State – October 9-11
  4. Arlington/ Alexandria Events
  5. Virginia Tech, Eastern Shore AREC Field Day – Painter, VA – September 13, 2017
  6. “The IPM Toolbox” Webinar Series – September
  7. Registration open for the Spring to Green Gardening for Southside – Danville, VA – February 3, 2018
  8. National Public Lands Day – Sky Meadows State Park – September 30, 2017
  9. 41st Annual Fall Forestry and Wildlife Field Tours 2017

Late Addition: The 2017 Eastern Shore of Virginia Master Gardener (ESVMG) training class begins October 4th, continues each Wednesday from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. through November 8th, breaks for the holidays, and resumes January 17 through February 28.  Class is held at Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 33446 Research Drive, Painter.  Contact the ESVMG hotline at 678-7946 x29, or E-mail esmgv@gmail.com or visit the web site at www.easternshoremastergardeners.com for additional info and a copy of the application form.

September Announcements:

  1. Go Green Expo – Newport New, VA – September 9, 2017
  2. Tree Workshop – Waynesboro, VA – September 15, 2017
  3. Registration is open 2017 Waynesboro Tree Workshop – Waynesboro, VA – September 15, 2017
  4. Arlington/Alexandria Events

October Announcements:

  1. Upcoming Garden Symposium: ESVMG Press Release – Eastern Shore – October 21, 2017
  2. ESVMG Training Class – Painter, VA – October 4-November 15, 2017

November Announcements:

  1. Fresh Pick from Farm to School – Roanoke, VA – November 8 – 9, 2017
  2. Save the Date: NSVMGA Symposium – Winchester, VA – March 3, 2018

Other Announcements:

  1. Facilitation Training Announcement
  2. Non-credit, online, plant identification courses from NC State and Longwood Gardens
  3. NCB Garden Grant Applications Now Available
  4. DGIF Pollinator Video

 

August 10, 2017

New Announcements:

  1. DGIF Pollinator Video
  2. Arlington/Alexandria Events
  3. Save the Date: NSVMGA Symposium – Winchester, VA – March 3, 2018
  4. Registration is open 2017 Waynesboro Tree Workshop – Waynesboro, VA – September 15, 2017
  5. Mid-Atlantic Urban Wood Forum – Glen Allen, VA – August 15-16, 2017
  6. ESVMG Training Class – Painter, VA – October 4-November 15, 2017
  7. Pollinator Habitat Training – Harrisonburg, VA – August 15, 2017

August Announcements:

  1. Virginia Master Gardener Association 2017 Educational Event – Winchester, VA – August 27, 2017

September Announcements:

  1. Go Green Expo – Newport New, VA – September 9, 2017
  2. Tree Workshop – Waynesboro, VA – September 15, 2017

October Announcements:

  1. Upcoming Garden Symposium: ESVMG Press Release – Eastern Shore – October 21, 2017
  2. Fresh Pick from Farm to School – Roanoke, VA – November 8 – 9, 2017

Other Announcements:

  1. Facilitation Training Announcement
  2. Non-credit, online, plant identification courses from NC State and Longwood Gardens
  3. NCB Garden Grant Applications Now Available

 

June 28, 2017

New Announcements:

  1. Arlington/Alexandria Events
  2. 2017 Field Day – Raphine, VA – August 2, 2017
  3. Virginia Master Gardener Association 2017 Educational Event – Winchester, VA – August 27, 2017
  4. Pollinator Habitat Training – Nelson County, VA – Register by July 10
  5. NGB Garden Grant Applications Now Available
  6. Fresh Pick from Farm to School – Roanoke, VA – November 8 – 9, 2017
  7. Non-credit, online, plant identification courses from NC State and Longwood Gardens
  8. Tree Workshop – Waynesboro, VA – September 15, 2017

July Announcements:

  1. You Asked, We Answer (IMGC) Portland, OR —- July 10-14, 2017
  2. Upcoming Garden Symposium: ESVMG Press Release – Eastern Shore – October 21, 2017

August Announcements:

  1. Go Green Expo – Newport New, VA – September 9, 2017
  2. Upcoming Garden Symposium: ESVMG Press Release – Eastern Shore – October 21, 2017
  3. 2017 Junior Master Gardener Specialist Training for Master Gardeners – Corinth, TX – August 1-4, 2017
  4. Agriculture in the Classroom and Master Gardener Potential Partnership – July – August

Other Announcements:

  1. National Citizen Science Brown Marmorated Stinkbug Project!
  2. New Publications Available from Department of Game and Inland Fishery
  3. Research-backed benefits of farm to school
  4. Farm to Summer ~ Farmers Markets and Summer Meal Programs
  5. VMGA Fundraising Committee – Call for Help
  6. SNAP Farmers Market Map
  7. Facilitation Training Announcement

 

June, 9, 2017

New Announcements:

  1. Research-backed benefits of farm to school
  2. Farm to Summer ~ Farmers Markets and Summer Meal Programs
  3. VMGA Fundraising Committee – Call for Help
  4. SNAP Farmers Market Map
  5. Arlington/Alexandria Events
  6. 2017 Junior Master Gardener Specialist Training for Master Gardeners – Corinth, TX – August 1-4, 2017
  7. Webinar: Improving Soil Health on Urban Farms – June 13, 2017
  8. Agriculture in the Classroom and Master Gardener Potential Partnership – July – August
  9. Facilitation Training Announcement

June Announcements:

  1. Bumblebee Jamboree– Richmond, VA – June 17, 2017
  2. Fairies and Friends Day – Poquoson, VA- June 10, 201

July Announcements:

  1. You Asked, We Answer (IMGC) Portland, OR —- July 10-14, 2017

September/October Announcements:

  1. Go Green Expo – Newport New, VA – September 9, 2017
  2. Upcoming Garden Symposium: ESVMG Press Release – Eastern Shore – October 21, 2017

Other Announcements:

  1. National Citizen Science Brown Marmorated Stinkbug Project!
  2. New Publications Available from Department of Game and Inland Fisherie

 

May, 18, 2017

New Announcements:

  1. 11th Annual Spring Plant Sale and Clinic – Prince George, VA – May 20, 2017
  2. Expanding Business Opportunities in Small and Urbanizing Forests – Lynchburg, VA– May 24, 2017
  3. Arlington/Alexandria Events
  4. Bumblebee Jamboree– Richmond, VA – June 17, 2017
  5. Fairies and Friends Day – Poquoson, VA- June 10, 2017
  6. Go Green Expo – Newport New, VA – September 9, 2017
  7. MG College Registration is now open!  You can see updates on tours, workshops, and registration information on this page: http://blogs.lt.vt.edu/mastergardener/master-gardener-college-updates/  Registration information is listed under the May 10 heading.

May Announcements:

  1. Fredericksburg’s Spring “Living in the Garden” Symposium – Fredericksburg, VA – May 20, 2017
  2. UME Master Gardener and Master Naturalist 19th Annual Training Conference – University of Maryland College Park – May 25, 2017

June Announcements:

  1. NC EMG College – NC State University – June 8-11, 2017

July Announcements:

  1. You Asked, We Answer (IMGC) Portland, OR —- July 10-14, 2017
  2. Upcoming Garden Symposium: ESVMG Press Release – Eastern Shore – October 21, 2017

Other Announcements:

  1. Native Plants for Southeast Virginia including Hampton Roads
  2. Non-credit Plant Identification Courses
  3. Farmers Market Certification Course: Registration Closing Soon
  4. VMGA Announces MG College Scholarship!
  5. National Citizen Science Brown Marmorated Stinkbug Project!
  6. New Publications Available from Department of Game and Inland Fisherie