Save the date! Master Gardener College (EMGC) 2024 will be held virtually June 5-9. This will be a 5-day conference with one day of regional, in-person tours, 4 days virtual with one keynote and one concurrent each day. Sessions will be recorded and available to registrations after the conference as well.
EMG Webinar Series 2023: The EMG monthly webinar series has returned! We look forward to bringing you a wide range of new and interesting topics. All webinars will be recorded and posted to our website (https://mastergardener.ext.vt.edu/webinar-archive/). Please register for each webinar:
Wednesday! October 18 at 11:00 am – Virginia Native Trees – Adam Downing, Northern District Forestry agent, joins us to celebrate Virginia Native Trees! Register for October webinar here
The purpose of this webinar is to cover aspects of fermented dairy foods. Specifically, the webinar will address: 1) The science supporting dairy fermentation 2) Methods of preparing some fermented dairy foods 3) Considerations when preparing fermented dairy foods for retail sale Additionally, a portion of this webinar will be dedicated to open discussion to identify if/how fermented dairy foods can be incorporated into home food preservation programming.
Bats! 10/16/2023 – Zoom – VIRGINIA BEACH MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT GARDENING TALKS: Join us on Monday, October 16, 2023, at 7 pm via ZOOM for a Gardening Talks presentation on: BATS!
Presented by Leslie Sturges, President, Bat Conservation & Rescue of Virginia. Often the stuff of myths, legends, and spooky stories, bats are actually a crucial part of our natural ecosystems. This talk discusses bat habitat, how our gardens can support them and the pest control benefits bats provide. Gardening Talks is presented via Zoom and is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. No registration is required. Gardening Talks are one hour. Go to VBMG.org and click on the Zoom link! Check out upcoming Gardening Talks for 2023 as you explore our website!
Lunch & Learn series – Prince Edward County – Prince Edward Extension Office, 100 Dominion Dr., Farmville, VA – Bring your questions and lunch! Questions – email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Decorating 11/2/2023 – Join the Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners for Holiday Decorating ideas! Our very own Barbara Wheeler and Glenda Harris will be sharing their years of experience with you.
Other old announcements:
Extension Master Gardener handbook (2023 edition) now available!
Many thanks to all who assisted in this undertaking. We appreciate all our editors, authors, and contributors!
Link to order print handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1957213426 When you get it, turn to page 20 and add “+ 6O2” to the end of the photosynthesis equation. We’re addressing this in the next edition, and it is being fixed online now.