Biweekly Update – May 30

New Announcements

  1. Master Gardener College registration EXTENDED until May 31: Register here
    1. Program and more information here
    2. Want more in-person programming? Register for the VMGA annual meeting on June 15
  2. 2024 Cape Charles Garden Tour (Sponsored by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Master Gardeners) June 9, 2024 – Cape Charles, Virginia
    1. Join the Eastern Shore of Virginia Master Gardeners for the 2024 Cape Charles Garden Tour. The tour will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2024, from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. It will begin at New Roots Youth Garden in Cape Charles. The tour will have a total of six beautiful gardens. Garden owners and Master Gardeners will be available to answer your questions about plant choices, horticultural practices and how they deal with gardening challenges. This is sure to be a “don’t miss” opportunity to learn, be inspired, and to just plain enjoy a lovely spring day in the garden. The tour is FREE and open to the public. For more information, visit the ESVMG website at:
  3. Webinar Series:  
    1. June – No webinar! Register for Master Gardener College!
    2. July 10, 1:00pm | Control and Management of Invasive Plants with Lauren Taylor, Executive Director, Blue Ridge PRISM -During this online workshop, you will learn how to best manage invasive plants during the specific season. This workshop will take place via Zoom and will include a Q&A with PRISM experts.
      Topics covered in this session include: Best seasonal practices for specific invasive plants, The right tools, Using manual & mechanical control methods, Methods for controlling invasive plants with careful use of herbicides, Planning a work schedule with best timings for multiple plants Register now

Old Announcements May:

  1. Entomological Society of America – Chrysalis fund grants for projects that teach kids about bugs Deadline to apply: May 31

Old Announcements June:

  1. GardenFest 2024 6/1/2024 – Belle Grove Plantation 336 Belle Grove Rd Middletown VA 22645 – GardenFest 2024 – 6/1/2024 – VCE supported by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association presents GardenFest at Belle Grove Plantation at 336 Belle Grove Rd, Middletown VA 22645. Event will be 8am to 2pm Rain or Shine. The Master Gardener Plant Sale will feature a large variety of perennials, annuals, houseplants, shrubs and trees. Other highlights: gently used garden items at the Second Hand Rose tent, Children’s Activities, Gardening Advice, Garden Tool Sharpening, Food/Plant/Specialty Vendors and Border Collie Duck Herding Demonstration. Free parking and admission. No Pets Please. Contact for questions. See for more information.
  2. Heart of Virginia Lunch & Learn Series Prince Edward Extension Office, 100 Dominion Dr., Farmville, VA
    1. 6/6/2024 – 12 – 1 pm  All about African violets with Jill Fischer.
    2. 6/29/2024 11 am – 12 pm  Water Gardens for everyone!
    3. 8/1/24 – 12-1 pm Bring your lunch and join us for a session on Lawn Renovation
    4. 10/3/24 – 12-1 pm Bring your lunch and join us for a session on Mushrooms
  3. 2023 Annual Report now available here


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