a. Hosted at the Walter Reed Community and Senior Center in Arlington, VA
b. See your yard anew through fresh, guerrilla gardening eyes. Learn how those difficult, abandoned, or underutilized parts of your yard can be transformed into successful garden spaces that provide natural beauty, healthy foods, and important support for pollinators and other beneficial insects.
c. We’ll show you best practices, tools, and techniques to transform your yard’s missed opportunities into attractive and productive gardens – by working with Mother Nature and not against her.
i. This class is offered by Extension Master Gardeners.
iii. Questions? Telephone 703-228-6414 -or- Email firstname.lastname@example.org” style=”color:blue” target=”_blank”>.
2. KidsGardening.org: Youth Garden Grants– Youth Garden Projects Supported Throughout the U.S.- Deadline: December 16th
a. KidsGardening.org, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing inspiration and support for parents and educators who are gardening with children, awards Youth Garden Grants to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities.
b. Any U.S. nonprofit organization, school, or youth program planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of three and 18 is eligible to apply.
i. The top five programs will receive award packages valued at $2,360. Twenty programs will receive award packages valued at $775. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability.
c. The application deadline is December 16, 2019. Visit the KidsGardening website to access application guidelines and forms
3. 4th Annual Seed Swap- Stafford, VA- January 25th 2020.
a. Hosted by The Central Rappahannock Area Extension Master Gardeners
b. Save your seeds for the 4th Annual Seed (and anything garden related) Swap!
i. Nothing to Swap? Come Anyway!
-Learn from knowledgeable speakers.
-Fun garden-related activities for children.
-Get answers to your garden or other horticultural questions.
–The event is free and open to all.
c. For more event information, please refer to the flyer attached in the title.
a. Here at the Extension Master Gardener State Office, we want to showcase YOU— our hardworking Master Gardeners!
b. We know our Master Gardeners and volunteers are working hard to empower the communities around them, and we want to display and share that hard work on our social media!
c. Submit your photos using the above link of volunteer events, training, community garden projects, meetings, and more— Anytime!
i. Photos that are submitted may be used in potential official VCE Master Gardener social media posts, blog material, or In Season stories— depending on the photos and stories submitted.
6. Virginia Association of Fairs, Caroline County Fair and Virginia Cooperative Extension Fall Judging School– November 16th– VA Tech; Blacksburg, VA
a. Who should attend Judging School?
i. Agents, department superintendents, fair board members, Master Gardeners, and anyone interested or associated with the home goods sections of local’s fairs.
ii. Please see the attached registration form for more information. All participants must agree to be listed in our on-line Fair Judging School Directory as available apprentice or certified judges for state and local fairs and other events in Virginia.
b. Our goal is to train and certify participants to judge at local fairs, State Fair, or any other related competition. There are many benefits to having certified judges including uniformity of judging standards, ethics training, and having a pool of available judges across the Commonwealth. All instructors are certified and have years of experience judging in Virginia and Maryland.
i. For more information: call Jeannie Dudding at 540-921-3455.
ii. Registrations should be sent to:
MACINE WILLIAMS, JUDGING SCHOOL
P.O. BOX 1207; RUTHER GLEN, VA 22546
a. Appomattox Master Gardeners are sponsoring a mushroom workshop in association with VCE – Appomattox and VSU.
b. Participants will learn how to grow mushrooms from a local expert!
c. Participants will learn how to prepare mushrooms to eat from a culinary expert!
i. Including live demonstrations!
ii. Morning refreshments will be provided by Appomattox Master Gardeners.
· Fee $10. Class will be held from 9am to 12 noon at the:
VCE – Appomattox: 177 Morton Lane, Appomattox, VA 24522
· Space is limited, so call 434-352-8244 to reserve your spot!
15. Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive pest insect– found in Winchester, VA- January 2018
16. eXtension Good and Bad bugs webinar series – Feb 1 – Dec 6, 2019