Bi-Weekly Update

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

January 22, 2019

New Announcements:

1. EMG Hours and Contacts Reporting:

  • We are working on reporting all hours and contacts in calendar year 2018 for the EMG program this month!  Please enter any hours or contacts you have by January 30, 2019 if possible.  This information is important for Statewide reporting, and we are also submitting these totals as part of the national Extension Master Gardener reporting.

2. Horticulture Horizons Event – Chesterfield, VA – April 30, 2019

3. 2018 Food Security Summary – National Survey – Deadline: March 15, 2019

4. CSVMGA Bug Hotel Workshop – Central Shenandoah Valley – March 23, 2019

5. February 2019 Public Education Programs – Arlington / Alexandria 

6. Weekly Calendar Updates – Northern Shenandoah Valley – March 2019

7. The 15th Annual EcoSavvy Symposium – Alexandria, VA – February 16, 2019

8. A Soil Science Society of America Webinar Series: Urban Soils – Beginning January 15, 2019

9. 26th Annual Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar – White Stone, VA – March 23, 2019

10. Gardening in the Valley Symposium – Winchester, VA – March 9, 2019

11. Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire – Abingdon, VA – April 19 & 20

  • Daily Admission $6

12. Winter Symposium: 50th CVNLA Short Course Pesticide Recertification – Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden – February 13-15, 2019

13. Extension Good and Bad bugs webinar series – Feb 1 – Dec 6, 2019

January Announcements:   

14. Arlington / Alexandria: January 2019 Public Education Programs

15. VAFMA Market Manager Certification Course – January 25 – April 26, 2019

16. 3rd Annual Seed Swap – Central Rappahannock Area – January 26, 2019

  • Wanda Johnson from VCE will speak on Native Fruits and Veggies
  • David Roos, Landscape Designer, will talk about Spring Clean-up
  • Master Gardener Pat Reilly will discuss gardening in Virginia clay

17. 2019 VAFHP Conference – Blacksburg, VA – Janurary 28-29, 2018

February Announcements:

18. Save the Date: Spring to Green – Danville, VA – February 2, 2019

19. Western Reserve Herb Society: $10,000 National Horticulture Scholarship Available – Deadline: February 28, 2019

20. Louisa 2019 Extension Master Gardener Class

21. Loudoun County Gardening Symposium: “Let’s Get Growing” – Leesburg, VA – March 23, 2019 (Registration opens February 1)

March Announcements:

22. Annual Grow the Good Life Seminar –  Central Virginia Community College, Bedford Campus – March 9, 2019 (Registration officially open)

April Announcements:

23. Horticultural Horizons – Chesterfiled County, VA – April 30, 2019

May Announcements:

24. VMGA Education Day – Virginia Western Community College – May 4, 2019

Other Announcements:

25. Follow the State Office on social media:

26. National EMG Coordinator’s Webinar Recordings

27. Save the date for 2019 Master Gardener College!

  • September 19-22, 2019, Norfolk, Virginia

28. Pollinator Survey with Oregon State Univeristy

29. Virginia Community Garden Network Year End Wrap Up

 30. Hanover Master Gardener Training Course

31. $10,000 National Horticulture Scholarship AvailableResources for fertilization of lawns and for those involved with Healthy Virginia Lawns programming  

32. We want your input! Please share about what is going on in your area in regards to diversity work here: https://bit.ly/2PHKcEb

33. Do you have questions coming in to your Extension Master Gardener program and need to find some answers? Extension Search Resources for EMG Questions

January 7, 2019

New Announcements:

1. VMGA Education Day – Virginia Western Community College – May 4, 2019

2. Arlington / Alexandria: January 2019 Public Education Programs

3. VAFMA Market Manager Certification Course – January 25 – April 26, 2019

4. 3rd Annual Seed Swap – Central Rappahannock Area – January 26, 2019

  • Wanda Johnson from VCE will speak on Native Fruits and Veggies
  • David Roos, Landscape Designer, will talk about Spring Clean-up
  • Master Gardener Pat Reilly will discuss gardening in Virginia clay

5. Do you have questions coming in to your Extension Master Gardener program and need to find some answers? Extension Search Resources for EMG Questions

6. County Fair Judging School Schedule 2019

  • Winter 2019 Judging School – The OMNI Homestead Resort, The Dominion Room – January 5, 2019

7. Louisa 2019 Extension Master Gardener Class

8. Loudoun County Gardening Symposium: “Let’s Get Growing” – Leesburg, VA – March 23, 2019 (Registration opens February 1)

9. Annual Grow the Good Life Seminar –  Central Virginia Community College, Bedford Campus – March 9, 2019 (Registration officially open)

January Announcements:   

10. 2019 VAFHP Conference – Blacksburg, VA – Janurary 28-29, 2018

February Announcements:

11. Save the Date: Spring to Green – Danville, VA – February 2, 2019

12. Save the Date: EcoSavvy Symposium – February 16, 2019 – Registration will open in early December 

  • Balancing Form and Function in the Garden: How to Meld Beautiful and Sustainable Natives with Favorites from Around the World  

13. Western Reserve Herb Society: $10,000 National Horticulture Scholarship Available – Deadline: February 28, 2019

April Announcements:

14. Horticultural Horizons – Chesterfiled County, VA – April 30, 2019

Other Announcements:

15. Follow the State Office on social media:

16. National EMG Coordinator’s Webinar Recordings

17. Save the date for 2019 Master Gardener College!

  • September 19-22, 2019, Norfolk, Virginia

18. Pollinator Survey with Oregon State Univeristy

19. Application for 2019 Master Gardener Training – Washington, VA 

20. Virginia Community Garden Network Year End Wrap Up

 21. Hanover Master Gardener Training Course

22. $10,000 National Horticulture Scholarship AvailableResources for fertilization of lawns and for those involved with Healthy Virginia Lawns programming  

23. We want your input! Please share about what is going on in your area in regards to diversity work here: https://bit.ly/2PHKcEb

December 5, 2018

New Announcements:

1. December Turfgrass webinar: Questions and Answers with the Virginia Tech Turf Team!

2. $10,000 National Horticulture Scholarship Available

3. Resources for fertilization of lawns and for those involved with Healthy Virginia Lawns programming  

4. We want your input! Please share about what is going on in your area in regards to diversity work here: https://bit.ly/2PHKcEb

5. Upcoming Webinar: Building Racial Equity with Cooperative Extension – December 13, 2:00 pm

January Announcements:

6. Save the Date: VAFHP 2010 Annual Conference – Blacksburg, VA – January 28-29, 2019

7. Interested in judging at fairs and festivals?

8. 2019 VAFHP Conference – Blacksburg, VA – Janurary 28-29, 2018

February Announcements:

9. Save the Date: Spring to Green – Danville, VA – February 2, 2019

10. Save the Date: EcoSavvy Symposium – February 16, 2019 – Registration will open in early December 

  • Balancing Form and Function in the Garden: How to Meld Beautiful and Sustainable Natives with Favorites from Around the World  

11. Western Reserve Herb Society: $10,000 National Horticulture Scholarship Available – Deadline: February 28, 2019

April Announcements:

12. Horticultural Horizons – Chesterfiled County, VA – April 30, 2019

Other Announcements:

13. Follow the State Office on social media:

14. Webinar PPTs, handouts and other materials may be found at this link: http://create.extension.org/EMGCoordinators-OnlineDiscussions

15. Save the date for 2019 Master Gardener College!

  • September 19-22, 2019, Norfolk, Virginia

16. Pollinator Survey with Oregon State Univeristy

17. Application for 2019 Master Gardener Training – Washington, VA 

18. Virginia Community Garden Network Year End Wrap Up

19. Hanover Master Gardener Training Course

November 15, 2018

New Announcements:

1. Virginia Community Garden Network Year End Wrap Up

2. 2019 VAFHP Conference – Blacksburg, VA – Janurary 28-29, 2018

3. Western Reserve Herb Society: $10,000 National Horticulture Scholarship Available – Deadline: February 28, 2019

4. Hanover Master Gardener Training Course

5. Bedford Area Master Gardeners—Save the Date Grow The Good Life 2019, to be held March 9. 2019.  More information to come soon!

November Announcements:

6. 2018 Leadership Training dates & locations

  • November 15, Southeast District, James City County Rec Center, 5301 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188 

While the training is over, you can view the agenda here:

December Announcements:

7. VCE Master Gardener Program 2018 Webinar Series, December 13, 2 018

8. Rescheduled – 2018 Waynesboro Tree Workshop – Waynesboro, VA – December 6, 2018

Janurary Announcements:

9. Save the Date: VAFHP 2010 Annual Conference – Blacksburg, VA – January 28-29, 2019

10. Interested in judging at fairs and festivals?

February Announcements:

11. Save the Date: Spring to Green – Danville, VA – February 2, 2019

12. Save the Date: EcoSavvy Symposium – February 16, 2019 – Registration will open in early December 

  • Balancing Form and Function in the Garden: How to Meld Beautiful and Sustainable Natives with Favorites from Around the World  

April Announcements:

13. Horticultural Horizons – Chesterfiled County, VA – April 30, 2019

Other Announcements:

14. Follow the State Office on social media:

15. National EMG Coordinator’s Webinar Recordings

16. Save the date for 2019 Master Gardener College!

  • September 19-22, 2019, Norfolk, Virginia

17. Pollinator Survey with Oregon State University

18. Application for 2019 Master Gardener Training – Washington, VA  

 October 24, 2018

New Announcements:

1. VCE Master Gardener Program 2018 Webinar Series

  • Next webinar November 8 – State Office and MG College 2019 Updates Register Here

2. Horticultural Horizons – Chesterfiled County, VA – April 30, 2019

3. Piedmont Master Gardener Training Info Session dates & locations

  • October 26, Albemarle County Building, 12-1 pm
  • October 31, Northside Library in Charlottesville, VA, 12-1 pm
  • Application: link
  • Contact: Scott Boven (434) 872-4581, sboven@vt.edu

4. Pollinator Survey with Oregon State Univeristy

5. Application for 2019 Master Gardener Training – Washington, VA   

October Announcements:

6. Central Shenandoah Valley Garden Symposium: “Going Native” – Weyers Cave, VA – October 27, 2018

7. Upcoming ANR programs – Halifax, VA – October, 2018

November Announcements:

8. 2018 Leadership Training dates & locations

  • November 2,  Northern District, John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton, VA 20186 
  • November 7, Central District, Miller Center, 301 Grove Street, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24501
  • November 15, Southeast District, James City County Rec Center, 5301 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188 
  • Who should attend?  Agents, Coordinators, and volunteers who are in leadership roles, or are interested / considering leadership roles, and those who would find these topics beneficial to them.  If you have questions about attending or topics, please let us know. 
  • View the draft agenda here

9. Interested in judging at fairs and festivals?

 10. The 6th Annual Virginia Farmers Market Conference – Richmond, VA – November 1&2, 2018

December Announcements:

11. Rescheduled – 2018 Waynesboro Tree Workshop – Waynesboro, Va – December 6, 2018

January Announcements:

12. Save the Date: VAFHP 2010 Annual Conference – Blacksburg, VA – January 28-29, 2019

February Announcements:

13. Save the Date: Spring to Green – Danville, VA – February 2, 2019

14. Save the Date: EcoSavvy Symposium – February 16, 2019 – Registration will open in early December 

  • Balancing Form and Function in the Garden: How to Meld Beautiful and Sustainable Natives with Favorites from Around the World  

Other Announcements:

15. Follow the State Office on social media:

16. National EMG Coordinator’s Webinar Recordings

17. Save the date for 2019 Master Gardener College! September 19-22, 2019, Norfolk, Virginia

October 4, 2018

1. 2018 Leadership Training dates & locations

  • November 2,  Northern District, John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton, VA 20186 
  • November 7, Central District, Miller Center, 301 Grove Street, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24501
  • November 15, Southeast District, James City County Rec Center, 5301 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188 
  • Who should attend?  Agents, Coordinators, and volunteers who are in leadership roles, or are interested / considering leadership roles, and those who would find these topics beneficial to them.  If you have questions about attending or topics, please let us know. 
  • View the draft agenda here

2. Save the date for 2019 Master Gardener College!

  • September 19-22, 2019, Norfolk, Virginia

3. VMGA Meeting Announcement: The next Bi-Monthly Virginia Master Gardener Association (VMGA) meeting will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1739 Jefferson Davis Highway (The Rowser Building) Stafford, VA 22554.  The meeting is from 10:00 until 2:00.  

  • If you would like to attend even though you are not a unit rep, contact Linda Dunn at lrdunn@infionline.net so she has an accurate number of extra attendees for the meeting.  
  • For additional information, visit our website: http://vmga.net/meetings.php Please contact Wanda Gerard, President, if you have any questions about VMGA at vagardengurl@aol.com.

4. Piedmont Mast Gardeners Association Sale – Charlottesville, VA – October 13, 2018

5. Upcoming ANR programs – Halifax, VA – October, 2018

6. VCE Master Gardener Program 2018 Webinar Series

7. Save the Date: EcoSavvy Symposium – February 16, 2019 – Registration will open in early December 

  • Balancing Form and Function in the Garden: How to Meld Beautiful and Sustainable Natives with Favorites from Around the World  

8. Interested in judging at fairs and festivals?

9. 2018 Arlington / Alexandria Urban Agriculture Symposium – Arlington, Va – October 5, 2018

10. Rescheduled – 2018 Waynesboro Tree Workshop – Waynesboro, Va – December 6, 2018

11. The 6th Annual Virginia Farmers Market Conference – Richmond, VA – November 1&2, 2018

12. Fall Centerpiece Workshop – Powell Lodge (Cove Ridge Center) , Natural Tunnel State Park – October 13, 2018

  • Cost is $10.00, non-refundable, and preregistration is required by calling the Scott County Extension Office at (276) 452-2772 by October 5

13. Fall Centerpiece Workshop – Scott County Career and Technical Center -October 16, 2018

  • Natural and garden-grown materials will be used to create the design
  • Cost is $10.00, non-refundable, and preregistration is required by calling the Scott County Extension Office at (276) 452-2772 by October 5

October Announcements:

14. Registration for 2018 Arlington / Alexandria Urban Agriculture Symposium is OPEN, Arlington, VA – October, 5, 2018

  • To REGISTER or see the full schedule, click HERE

15. Central Shenandoah Valley Garden Symposium: “Going Native” – Weyers Cave, VA – October 27, 2018

16. 42nd Annual Fall Forestry and Wildlife Field Tours 2018 (aka the Bus Tours)

Janurary Announcements:

17. Save the Date: VAFHP 2010 Annual Conference – Blacksburg, VA – January 28-29, 2019

February Announcements:

18. Save the Date: Spring to Green – Danville, VA – February 2, 2019

Other Announcements:

19. Follow the State Office on social media:

20. Recorded Webinars: Recorded EMG Coordinator webinars hosted by the National Extension Master Gardener Coordinators Committee

21. Whether you attended the 2018 Master Gardener College or not, you should still check out the Brag Boards that were submitted! Click HERE to view the video of all of them! Make sure to send in a brag board next year to brag about your unit!

22. National EMG Coordinator’s Webinar Recordings

 23. Virginia Farm to School Fall 2018 Newsletter

September 17, 2018

New Announcements:

1. Virginia Farm to School Fall 2018 Newsletter

2. Registration for 2018 Arlington / Alexandria Urban Agriculture Symposium is OPEN, Arlington, VA – October, 5, 2018

  • To REGISTER or see the full schedule, click HERE

3. 42nd Annual Fall Forestry and Wildlife Field Tours 2018 (aka the Bus Tours)

4. Lewis Ginter PlantFest POSTPONED – Richmond, VA – September 28-29, 2018

5. FREE Gardening Workshops, Speakers, and Giveaways at Belle Grove – Middletown, VA – September 16, 2018 

6. Turfgrass Tuesday Webinar on Bluebird Habitat – September 25, 2018

  • The Sept. 2018 VCE/VT Turfgrass Tuesday webinar features VA Master Naturalist and VA Bluebird Society member Sandy Weber discussing how turfgrass habitats can be utilized to promote cavity-nesting birds, with a focus on bluebirds. As always, it’s a FREE event and it takes place from 10-11 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept 25.

7. Composting – What to do with all those leaves? – Monday, September 24, 2018—Arlington / Alexandria area.

September Announcements:

8. Saturdays in the Garden Series – Fauquier County – September 22

9. Home Horticulture Education – Eggleston Garden Center, Norfolk, VA – September 8th to October 13th

10. 12th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello – Charlottesville, VA – September 22, 2018

11. VMGA 2018 Educational Event – Appomattox, VA – September 29, 2018

12. Arlington / Alexandria Events – September

October Announcements:

13. Central Shenandoah Valley Garden Symposium: “Going Native” – Weyers Cave, VA – October 27, 2018

Janurary Announcements:

14. Save the Date: VAFHP 2010 Annual Conference – Blacksburg, VA – January 28-29, 2019

February Announcements:

15. Save the Date: Spring to Green – Danville, VA – February 2, 2019

Other Announcements:

16. Follow the State Office on social media:

17. Recorded Webinars: Recorded EMG Coordinator webinars hosted by the National Extension Master Gardener Coordinators Committee

18. Whether you attended the 2018 Master Gardener College or not, you should still check out the Brag Boards that were submitted! Click HERE to view the video of all of them! Make sure to send in a brag board next year to brag about your unit!

19. National EMG Coordinator’s Webinar Recordings

August 29, 2018

1. VCE Master Gardener Program 2018 Webinar Series – Scott Douglas, Director of the Hahn Horticulture Garden – September 13, 2018

2. National EMG Coordinator’s Webinar Recordings

3. Save the Date: VAFHP 2010 Annual Conference – Blacksburg, VA – January 28-29, 2019

4. Due to a change in our webinar service provider, recordings of past EMG State Office webinars are temporarily unavailable. We expect to restore webinar recordings sometime this Fall. When webinars are again available, we will send out an announcement via the biweekly update. Thank you for your patience during this time.

5. 12th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello – Charlottesville, VA – September 22, 2018

6. VMGA 2018 Educational Event – Appomattox, VA – September 29, 2018

7. Save the Date: Spring to Green – Danville, VA – February 2, 2019

8. Arlington / Alexandria Events – September

September Announcements:

9. Landscape Professional Training Opportunities – Storm water Landscapes, Central Virginia – September 12, 2018

10. VMGA Education Day 2018: “Bats, Birds and Bugs: Gardening on the Wilder Side” – Appomattox, VA – September 29, 2018 – Holiday Lake 4-H Center, Speakers on entomology, bats, wildflowers, water resources, and what’s happening in your backyard that you might not be aware of! (Registration Deadline – September 11, 2018)

  • Cost $40 VMGA members; $50 for others. Lunch included in fee.
  • Flyers went out to all VMGA members; contact your VMGA representative.

11. Saturdays in the Garden Series – Fauquier County – September 22

12. VBMG Fall Gardening Festival – Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 – HRAREC, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd. – Virginia Beach, VA

13. Home Horticulture Education – Eggleston Garden Center, Norfolk, VA – September 8th to October 13th

14. Go Green Expo – 10 Year Anniversary of Hampton Roads Green Education Event – Newport News MGs – Saturday, September 9, 2018

  • Saturday, September 8, Newport News MGs Go Green Expo
  • 10 Year Anniversary of Hampton Roads Green Education Event
  • Free and Open to the Public
  • For More Information: www.nngogreenexpo.org
  • Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Dr.,  Newport News, Va. 23601

October Announcements:

15. Central Shenandoah Valley Garden Symposium: “Going Native” – Weyers Cave, VA – October 27, 2018

Other Announcements:

16. Follow the State Office on social media:

17. #LocalFoodMatter PHOTO CONTEST – photos must be submitted between June 1st and November 2nd, 2018

18. Recorded Webinars: Recorded EMG Coordinator webinars hosted by the National Extension Master Gardener Coordinators Committee

19. Spark page from Colorado: Check out these resources from the Colorado Master Gardener program, discussing staffing booths at public events!

20. Whether you attended the 2018 Master Gardener College or not, you should still check out the Brag Boards that were submitted! Click HERE to view the video of all of them! Make sure to send in a brag board next year to brag about your unit!

August 14, 2018

New Announcements:

1. Arlington / Alexandria Events – August, 2018

2. Third Thursdays with Specialists! “Bee-friendly Beef: Developing Biodiverse Grazing Systems in Virginia”  August 16, 2018

3. Central Shenandoah Valley Garden Symposium: “Going Native” featuring speaker Doug Tallamy – Weyers Cave, VA – October 27, 2018 More info on the CSVMGA Website

4. August 2018 VCE/VT Turfgrass Tuesday Webinar: Featuring Virginia Tech Entomologist, Dr. Tom Kuhar – LINK HERE – August 21, 2018 @ 10-11 a.m. EDT

5. Department of Forestry Tree Stewards: Case Study of A Virginia Urban Tree Volunteer Program – August 16, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m. US/Eastern

6. Whether you attended the 2018 Master Gardener College or not, you should still check out the Brag Boards that were submitted! Click HERE to view the video of all of them! Make sure to send in a brag board next year to brag about your unit!

7. Special Webinar Series: Turfgrass in DepthLINK TO WEBINAR – August 24, 2018

  • Upcoming third turfgrass webinar with Dr. Mike Goatley: Fall into your Lawn – Join us as Mike and Shawn discuss Fall planting, over-seeding, fertilization, and much more!

September Announcements:

8. Landscape Professional Training Opportunities – Stormwater  Landscapes, Central Virginia – September 12, 2018

9. VMGA Education Day 2018: “Bats, Birds and Bugs: Gardening on the Wilder Side” – Appomattox, VA – September 29, 2018 – Holiday Lake 4-H Center, Speakers on entomology, bats, wildflowers, water resources, and what’s happening in your backyard that you might not be aware of! (Registration Deadline – September 11, 2018)

  • Cost $40 VMGA members; $50 for others. Lunch included in fee.
  • Flyers went out to all VMGA members; contact your VMGA representative.

10. Saturdays in the Garden Series – Fauquier County – September 22

11. VBMG Fall Gardening Festival – Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 – HRAREC, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd. – Virginia Beach, VA

12. Home Horticulture Education – Eggleston Garden Center, Norfolk, VA – September 8th to October 13th

13. Go Green Expo – 10 Year Anniversary of Hampton Roads Green Education Event – Newport News MGs – Saturday, September 9, 2018

  • Saturday, September 8
  • Newport News MGs Go Green Expo
  • 10 Year Anniversary of Hampton Roads Green Education Event
  • Free and Open to the Public
  • For More Information: www.nngogreenexpo.org
  • Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Dr., Newport News, Va. 23601

14. Hanover Master Gardeners will host a Master Gardening Training Course beginning in September. The classes will be Monday and Thursday morning in the Hanover area. For more information contact Anglette Pryor at 804-752-4310 or angellp@vt.edu.

Other Announcements:

15. Follow the State Office on social media:

16. Walmart Foundation is accepting applications: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 31st

17. #LocalFoodMatter PHOTO CONTEST – photos must be submitted between June 1st and November 2nd, 2018

18. Recorded Webinars: Recorded EMG Coordinator webinars hosted by the National Extension Master Gardener Coordinators Committee

19. A video recording of our May webinar “Volunteer Retention and Engagement” with Michelle Prysby, Director of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program, is available online here: Click here

20. Spark page from Colorado: Check out these resources from the Colorado Master Gardener program, discussing staffing booths at public events!

July 25, 2018

New Announcements:

1. Home Horticulture Education – Eggleston Garden Center, Norfolk, VA – September 8th to October 13th

2. VMGA Education Day: “Bats, Birds and Bugs: Gardening on the Wilder Side” – Appomattox, VA – September 29, 2018 (Registration Deadline – September 11, 2018)

3. A video recording of our May webinar “Volunteer Retention and Engagement” with Michelle Prysby, Director of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program, is available online here: Click here

4. Landscape Professional Training Opportunities – Central Virginia – September 12, 2018

5. Go Green Expo – 10 Year Anniversary of Hampton Roads Green Education Event – Newport News EMGs – Saturday, September 9, 2018. Free and Open to the Public. For More Information: www.nngogreenexpo.org

  • Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Dr., Newport News, Va. 23601

6. Horticultural study tour of the Big Island of Hawaii for Extension Master Gardener Volunteers. September 23 – 30, 2018. For more information

July Announcements:

7. Twilight Tuesday Series– Fauquier County –July 31, August 7 and 28, September 18

8. Ag in the classroom workshops – June 12 – August 9

9. Arlington / Alexandria Educational programs – July 2018

August Announcements:

10. 2018 National Extension Master Gardener Coordinators Conference – August 6-9, 2018 – Madison, WI

11. Upcoming VMGA meeting – Lexington, VA – Saturday, August 11, 2018

September Announcements:

12. Mark on your calendar: VMGA Education Day 2018 – Appomattox, VA – September 29, 2018 – Holiday Lake 4-H Center, Speakers on entomology, bats, wildflowers, water resources, and what’s happening in your backyard that you might not be aware of! More information available in the coming weeks!

13. Saturdays in the Garden Series – Fauquier County – April 14, June 23, September 22

14. VBMG Fall Gardening Festival – Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 – HRAREC, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd. – Virginia Beach, VA

Other Announcements:

15. Follow the State Office on social media:

16. Walmart Foundation is accepting applications: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 31st

17. #LocalFoodMatter PHOTO CONTEST – photos must be submitted between June1st and November 2nd, 2018

18. Hanover Master Gardeners will host a Master Gardening Training Course beginning in September. The classes will be Monday and Thursday morning in the Hanover area. For more information contact Anglette Pryor at 804-752-4310 or angellp@vt.edu.

19. Recorded Webinars: Recorded EMG Coordinator webinars hosted by the National Extension Master Gardener Coordinators Committee

20. 2018 Recorded Webinars from Extension

21. Webinar PPts, handouts and other materials

22. Spark page from Colorado: Check out these resources from the Colorado Master Gardener program, discussing staffing booths at public events!

23. EMG Webinar series – We will not be offering a webinar this month (July). We will resume our webinar series in August, with an update from the State EMG Office, and specific topics to be announced soon.

July 3, 2018

New Announcements:

1. EMG Webinar series – We will not be offering a webinar this month (July). We will resume our webinar series in August, with an update from the State EMG Office, and specific topics to be announced soon.

2. Spark page from Colorado: Check out these resources from the Colorado Master Gardener program, discussing staffing booths at public events!

3. Recorded Webinars: Recorded EMG Coordinator webinars hosted by the National Extension Master Gardener Coordinators Committee

4. Hanover Master Gardeners will host a Master Gardening Training Course beginning in September. The classes will be Monday and Thursday morning in the Hanover area. For more information contact Anglette Pryor at 804-752-4310 or angellp@vt.edu.

5. Plant Identification: Annuals, Perennials and Vines – 6 week online educational course offereings from NC State – starts July 9th, 2018

6. Upcoming VMGA meeting – Lexington, VA – Saturday, August 11, 2018

7. Hometown Habitat Screening – Louisa County, VA – July 14th, 2018

8. Arlington / Alexandria Educational programs – July 2018

July Announcements:

9. Twilight Tuesday Series– Fauquier County –July 31, August 7 and 28, September 18

10. National Children and Youth Garden Symposium – Ithaca, NY – July 11-14, 2018

11. 2019 International Master Gardener Conference: Search for Excellence Awards: Deadline for SFE Applications is July 16, 2018

12. Ag in the classroom workshops – June 12 – August 9

August Announcements:

13. 2018 National Extension Master Gardener Coordinators Conference – August 6-9, 2018 – Madison, WI

September Announcements:

14. Mark on your calendar: VMGA Education Day 2018 – Appomattox, VA – September 29, 2018 – Holiday Lake 4-H Center, Speakers on entomology, bats, wildflowers, water resources, and what’s happening in your backyard that you might not be aware of! More information available in the coming weeks!

15. Saturdays in the Garden Series – Fauquier County – April 14, June 23, September 22

16. VBMG Fall Gardening Festival – Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 – HRAREC, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd. – Virginia Beach, VA

Other Announcements:

17. Follow the State Office on social media:

18. Walmart Foundation is accepting applications: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 31st

19. #LocalFoodMatter PHOTO CONTEST – photos must be submitted between June1st and November 2nd, 2018

June 5, 2018

1. Turf Webinar: Preparing Lawns for Summer – June 8, 2018, 10 AM  

2. EMG Webinar series – Next webinar is June 14, 2018 – Join Ed Olsen, Henrico Extension Agent as he discusses Leadership Training for Incoming Boards and other Volunteer Leaders

3. Early registration for Master Gardener College is closed BUT there is still time to register!

4. 5th VA Community Gardening Webinar Recording

5. #LocalFoodMatter PHOTO CONTEST – photos must be submitted between June1st and November 2nd, 2018

June Announcements:

6. 31st Annual Master Gardener College – June 21 – 24

7. 2018 NCEMGVA Conference – “Gardening: A Prescription for Healthy Living” Greenville, North Carolina – June 7-9, 2018

8. Twilight Tuesday Series– Fauquier County –June 19 and 26, July 31, August 7 and 28, September 18

9. 2018 Tree and Shrub Identification Series – Stafford, VA – May -June 7, 2018

10. 7th Annual Bumblebee Jamboree – June 16, 2018 – Richmond, VA

11. Arlington / Alexandria – upcoming June educational events

July Announcements:

12. National Children and Youth Garden Symposium – Ithaca, NY – July 11-14, 2018

13. 2019 International Master Gardener Conference: Search for Excellence Awards: Deadline for SFE Applications is July 16, 2018

14. Ag in the classroom workshops – June 12 – August 9

August Announcements:

15. 2018 National Extension Master Gardener Coordinators Conference – August 6-9, 2018 – Madison, WI

September Announcements:

16. Mark on your calendar: VMGA Education Day 2018 – Appomattox, VA – September 29, 2018 –  Holiday Lake 4-H Center, Speakers on entomology, bats, wildflowers, water resources, and what’s happening in your backyard that you might not be aware of! More information available in the coming weeks!

17. Saturdays in the Garden Series – Fauquier County – April 14, June 23, September 22

18. VBMG Fall Gardening Festival – Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 – HRAREC, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd. – Virginia Beach, VA

Other Announcements:

19. Follow the State Office on social media:

20. Are you an Administrator on your VMS? Learn how to add images to your home page! Many thanks to Elena Rodriguez for putting this information together!

21. New information on 2018 EMG College! Check out the latest edition of In Season for a preliminary schedule and check our College “updates” page for updates!

22. Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program

23. Check the State Office’s Master Gardener College Updates page to get the latest information on 2018 Master Gardener College! Registration will open early May.

24. No Silent Auction this year at Master Gardener College

25. New EMG State Office videos – We’ve released a new video (late blight on tomato!) in our popular “Common Plant Diseases” series. Check it out on our YouTube channel or on Facebook

26. Grant Opportunity for Therapeutic Gardens and more information from AAS (All American Selections)

27. Why Plants Matter, The Why of Urban Forestry, Therapy Garden Grants, and More

28. Hanover Master Gardener Brenda Burke was one of the featured interviewees on Virginia Gardener!

29. Spring issue of In Season, the EMG State Office Newsletter, available now