Bi-Weekly Update

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

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

May 24, 2018

New Announcements:

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

2. 2018 National Extension Master Gardener Coordinators Conference – August 6-9, 2018 – Madison, WI

3. Garden Fest – June 2, 2018 – Middletown, VA

4. Ag in the classroom workshops

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

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

7. Arlington / Alexandria – upcoming educational events

June Announcements:

8. 31st Annual Master Gardener College – June 21 – 24

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

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

11. 2018 Tree and Shrub Identification Series – Stafford, VA – May -June 7, 2018

12. 7th Annual Bumblebee Jamboree – June 16, 2018 – Richmond, VA

July Announcements:

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

14. 2019 International Master Gardener Conference: Search for Excellence Awards: Deadline for SFE Applications is July 16, 2018

September Announcements:

15. 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!

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

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

Other Announcements:

18. Follow the State Office on social media:

19. 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!

20. 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!

21. Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program

22. 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.

23. No Silent Auction this year at Master Gardener College

24. New EMG State Office videos – We’ve released a new video in our popular “Common Plant Diseases” series. Check it out on our YouTube channel or on Facebook

25. If you missed the 4th VACGN Webinar…click HERE

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

May 8, 2018

New Announcements:

1. State Office Webinar Series – Join Extension Entomologist Eric Day for an exciting and important update on the invasive Spotted Lanternfly in Virginia! Webinar: May 10, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join the webinar via John’s “Personal Room” here

2. New EMG State Office videos – We’ve released a new video in our popular “Common Plant Diseases” series. Check it out on our YouTube channel or on Facebook

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

4. Upcoming May events in Arlington / Alexandria

5. 2018 National Extension Master Gardener Coordinators Conference – August 6-9, 2018 – Madison, WI

6. If you missed the 4th VACGN Webinar…click HERE

7. No Silent Auction this year at Master Gardener College

8. 2019 International Master Gardener Conference: Search for Excellence Awards: Deadline for SFE Applications is July 16, 2018

9. 7th Annual Bumblebee Jamboree – June 16, 2018 – Richmond, VA

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

May Announcements:

11. 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.

12. Rockbridge Area Master Gardeners Plant Sale – Rockbridge, VA – May 19, 2018

13. Twilight Tuesday Series– Fauquier County –May 15, June 19 and 26, July 31, August 7 and 28, September 18

14. State Office Webinar Series – Next webinar: May 10, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Spotted Lanternfly Update and Monitoring Project with Eric Day

15. 2018 Tree and Shrub Identification Series – Stafford, VA – May 3-June 7, 2018

16. Rockbridge Area Master Gardeners Association Plant Sale – Lexington, VA – May 19, 2018

17.  Fruit Tree Grafting Program – Pearisburg Community Center, Giles, VA – May 10, 2018

June Announcements:

18. 31st Annual Master Gardener College – June 21 – 24

19. 2018 NCEMGVA Conference – “Gardening: A Prescription for Healthy Living” Greenville, North Carolina – June 7-9, 2018

July Announcements:

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

September Announcements:

21. 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!

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

Other Announcements:

23. Follow the State Office on social media:

24. New Virginia Produce Safety Website

25. 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!

26. 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!

27. Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program

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April 19, 2018

New Announcements:

1. 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.

2. State Office Webinar Series – Next webinar: May 10, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Spotted Lanternfly Update and Monitoring Project with Eric Day

3. 2018 NCEMGVA Conference – “Gardening: A Prescription for Healthy Living” Greenville, North Carolina – June 7-9, 2018

4. 2018 Tree and Shrub Identification Series – Stafford, VA – May 3-June 7, 2018

5. Rockbridge Area Master Gardeners Association Plant Sale – Lexington, VA – May 19, 2018

6. Upcoming Arlington/Alexandria Events

7. Giles County Drinking Water Clinic – Pearisburg Community Center, Giles, VA – May 7, 2018

8.  Fruit Tree Grafting Program – Pearisburg Community Center, Giles, VA – May 10, 2018

9. Fruit Tree Grafting Program – Bland County Fairgrounds, VA – May 3, 2018

10. Bland County Drinking Water Clinic – Bland County Library, VA – May 1, 2018

11. Upcoming Events in Virginia Beach

April Announcements:

12. Spring Garden Fest – Goochland, VA – April 21, 2018, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm  (For more information)

 13. Hometown Habitat – Stories of Bringing Nature Home – Chincoteague, VA – April 29, 2018

14. Chesapeake Master Gardener Volunteers 2018 Annual Plant Sale – Chesapeake, VA – April 27-28, 2018

15. Green Thumb Gardening Series – April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9 in Virginia Beach, VA

16. Arlington / Alexandria April Events

17. James City County/Williamsburg Master Gardener’s Association 2018 Plant Sale – Saturday April 21, 2018, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Historic Triangle Community Services Center, 3112 Waller Mill Rd, Williamsburg, VA (Additional flier)

18. Twilight Tuesday Series– Fauquier County – March 20, April 24, May 15, June 19 and 26, July 31, August 7 and 28, September 18

May Announcements:

19. Piedmont Master Gardeners and Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards Annual Sale – May 5, 2018

20. Southside Master Gardener Association Annual Plant Sale –  171 S. Main Street, Halifax, VA – May 5, 2018

20. Nelson County Master Gardener’s 18th Annual Plant Sale–May 6, 2018 

21. Piedmont Master Gardeners and Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards Annual Sale – Charlottesville, VA – May 5th, 2018

22. Western Tidewater Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale – Carrollton, VA – May 5, 2018

  • 10:00-2:00 (Rain Day → May 6th)
  • Carrollton Library
  • 14632 New Towne Haven Lane, Carrollton

23. Nelson County 18th Annual Plant Sale – Roseland, VA – May 6, 2018

24. Rockbridge Area Master Gardeners Plant Sale – Rockbridge, VA – May 19, 2018

25. HOVMG Plant Sale and Programs – Farmville Train station – May 5, 2018

26. Piedmont Master Gardeners and Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards Annual Sale – IX Art Park, May 5, 2018

27. 18th Annual Festival of Gardening in Lynchburg – Lynchburg, VA – May 5, 2018

June Announcements:

28. 31st Annual Master Gardener College – June 21 – 24

July Announcements:

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

September Announcements:

30. 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!

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

Other Announcements:

32. Follow the State Office on social media:

33. New Virginia Produce Safety Website

34. 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!

35. VMGA Scholarships for MG College now open for Application!

36. 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!

37. Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program

38. Calendar Addition: Historic Garden Week

39. The County Fair season is about to start! Looking for judges!

40. Extension Master Gardener Program National Report

April 5, 2018

New Announcements:

1. 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!

2. Nelson County 18th Annual Plant Sale – Roseland, VA – May 6, 2018

3. Rockbridge Area Master Gardeners Plant Sale – Rockbridge, VA – May 19, 2018

4. Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program

5. HOVMG Plant Sale and Programs – Farmville Train station – May 5, 2018

6. Calendar Addition: Historic Garden Week

7. Piedmont Master Gardeners and Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards Annual Sale – IX Art Park, May 5, 2018

8. The County Fair season is about to start lTooking for judges!

9. 18th Annual Festival of Gardening in Lynchburg – Lynchburg, VA – May 5, 2018

10. April’s VT Turfgrass Tuesday Webinar  – Weed Control in Low Input Turf – April 17, 2018, 10:00 am

11. Arlington / Alexandria April Events

12. Extension Master Gardener Program National Report

13. James City County/Williamsburg Master Gardener’s Association 2018 Plant Sale – Saturday April 21, 2018, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Historic Triangle Community Services Center, 3112 Waller Mill Rd, Williamsburg, VA (Additional flier)

14. Twilight Tuesday Series– Fauquier County – March 20, April 24, May 15, June 19 and 26, July 31, August 7 and 28, September 18

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

April Announcements:

16. Spring Garden Fest – Goochland, VA – April 21, 2018, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm  (For more information)

17 Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire – Abingdon, VA – April 6-7, 2018

18. Hometown Habitat – Stories of Bringing Nature Home – Chincoteague, VA – April 29, 2018

19. MGACRA Symposium 2018 – Falmouth, Va – April 7, 2018

20. Chesapeake Master Gardener Volunteers 2018 Annual Plant Sale – Chesapeake, VA – April 27-28, 2018

21. Green Thumb Gardening Series – April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9 in Virginia Beach, VA

May Announcements:

22. Piedmont Master Gardeners and Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards Annual Sale – May 5, 2018

23. Southside Master Gardener Association Annual Plant Sale – 171 S. Main Street, Halifax, Saturday, May 5 2018

24. Nelson County Master Gardener’s 18th Annual Plant Sale–May 6, 2018 

25.  Piedmont Master Gardeners and Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards Annual Sale – Charlottesville, VA – May 5th, 2018

26. Western Tidewater Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale – Carrollton, VA – May 5, 2018, 10:00-2:00 (Rain Day → May 6th), Carrollton Library, 14632 New Towne Haven Lane, Carrollton,

June Announcements:

27. 31st Annual Master Gardener College – June 21 – 24

July Announcements:

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

September Announcements:

29. 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!

Other Announcements:

30. Follow the State Office on social media:

31. New Virginia Produce Safety Website

32. 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!

32. VMGA Scholarships for EMG College now open for Application!

 

March 19, 2018

1. Spring Into Turf Webinar with Dr. Mike Goatley – March 23, 2018 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • To Join the webinar: http://bit.ly/2FXKKAM
  • Part of a special EMG State Office three-part series: “Turfgras: Digging Deeper with Dr. Mike Goatley and Dr. Shawn Askew”

2. Piedmont Master Gardeners and Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards Annual Sale – Charlottesville, VA – May 5th, 2018

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

4. Western Tidewater Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale – Carrollton, VA – May 5, 2018

  • 10:00-2:00 (Rain Day → May 6th)
  • Carrollton Library
  • 14632 New Towne Haven Lane, Carrollton, VA

5. Chesapeake Master Gardener Volunteers 2018 Annual Plant Sale – Chesapeake, Va – April 27-28, 2018

6. Workshop Announcement: Gardening with Row Covers – Petersburg, VA – March 21, 2018

7. MGACRA Symposium 2018 – Falmouth, Va – April 7, 2018

Registration Form

8. Arlington / Alexandria March Events

9. Green Thumb Gardening Series – Virginia Beach, VA

10. Hometown Habitat – Stories of Bringing Nature Home – Chincoteague, VA – April 29, 2018

11. VMGA Scholarships for MG College now open for Application!

12. 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!

13. Backyard Gardening Seminars 2018 – Louisa, VA – March 10-31, 2018

March Announcements:

14. Upcoming Events and Classing in Arlington / Alexandria – March

15. 2018 Free Pruning Clinics – York/Poquoson, VA – March 17 and 24

16. Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar / Registration Open!– White Stone, VA –  March 24, 2018

17. Online Woodland Options for Landowners – February 12 – April 30, 2018

18. Virginia Farm to School / Regional Farm to School Network Kickoff Meeting – February 13 – March 20

April Announcements:

19. Living in the Garden Symposium: Historical Trees and Gardens of Virginia Registration Form – Falmouth, VA – April 7, 2018

20. Spring in the Garden – Goochland, VA – April 21, 2018

21. Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire – Abingdon, VA – April 6-7, 2018

May Announcements:

22. Piedmont Master Gardeners and Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards Annual Sale – May 5, 2018

23. Nelson County Master Gardener’s 18th Annual Plant Sale–May 6, 2018 

24. Mark on your calendar: VMGA Education Day 2018 – Appomattox, VA – September 29, 2018

Other Announcements:

25. Bookmark the 2018 EMG State Office Webinar Series landing page and mark your calendars for our upcoming webinars

  • Next webinar is April 12, 10-11 a.m.

26.  Follow the State Office on social media:

27. New Virginia Produce Safety Website

28. 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!

29. NCSU Online Educational Sources!

30. America in Bloom Updates, Urban Forestry Toolkit, and Information  

 

February 20, 2018

New Announcements:

1. March EMG State Office Webinar on Boxwood Blight (WebEx)  March 8, 2018 10:00-11:00am  Join Mary Ann Hansen, Extension Plant Pathologist with the Virginia Tech Plant Disease Clinic for an update on Boxwood Blight in Virginia.  Link to webinars is in the lower left of the PDF. Register Here

2. Upcoming Events and Classing in Arlington / Alexandria – February and March

3. 16th Annual Good Gardening Symposium – Petersburg, VA – March 10, 2018

4. New Virginia Produce Safety Website

5. Spring in the Garden – Goochland, VA – April 21, 2018

6. Monarch Joint Venture Webinars from US Fish and Wildlife – February 27, 2018

7. 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!

8.NCSU Online Educational Sources!

9. America in Bloom Updates, Urban Forestry Toolkit, and Information  

10. Second Virginia Community Garden Network Webinar – February 27, 2018

11. Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire – Abington, VA – April 6-7, 2018

12. Piedmont Master Gardeners and Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards Annual Sale – May 5, 2018

February Announcements:

13. Sustainable Vegetable Gardening Series 2018 – Woodbridge, VA – 2/10 2/17, 3/10

14. The Basics of Gardening – Registration Open – Haymarket, VA – 2/24, 3/3, 3/10

15. Online Woodland Options for Landowners – February 12 – April 30, 2018

16. Upcoming Events and Classes in Arlington / Alexandria – February

17.Virginia Farm to School / Regional Farm to School Network Kickoff Meeting – February 13 – March 20

March Announcements:

18. 2018 Free Pruning Clinics – York/Poquoson, VA – March 10, 17, and 24

19. Save the Date: “Design Ideas for the Home Landscape” – RRMGA Symposium – March 3, 2018

20. Save the Date: Grow the Good Life Spring Seminar – Bedford, VA – March 10, 2018   

21. LCMGA 9th Annual “Let’s Get Growing” Symposium – Leesburg, VA – March 10, 2018

22. Design Ideas for the Home Landscape – Brandy Station, VA – March 3, 2018

23. Horticulture Extravaganza “Cultivating a Community of Gardeners” – York County, VA – March 3, 2018

24. 2018 Gardening in the Valley Symposium / Registration Open! – Winchester, VA – March 3, 2018

25. 2018 Roanoke Tree Care Workshop / Making Treemendous Community Impact – Roanoke, VA – March 7, 2018

26. Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar / Registration Open!– White Stone, VA –  March 24, 2018

27. All About Irrigation – Suffolk, VA –  March 6-7 

April Announcements:

28. Living in the Garden Symposium: Historical Trees and Gardens of Virginia View Registration Form – Falmouth, VA – April 7, 2018

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30. Would you like to have your upcoming event listed in the Virginia Gardener magazine or images of previous events?  If so, please send upcoming events with 5 months lead time to belowthejames@yahoo.com.  More info:  Please have local MG units send the brief announcements to me 5 months ahead of the date if they want the events included in the magazine Calendar of Events section. Camera (not phone) photos of previous events are greatly appreciated, too, as long as there are identified plants in the pictures (ideally with birds, butterflies, or other pollinators)