Biweekly Update – June 13

New Announcements

  1. Virginia Pollinator Week – Gov. Glenn Youngkin has issued a declaration making the week of June 17-23 “Virginia Pollinator Week.” Learn more about the  national pollinator week campaign here:
  2. Water Steward registration EXTENDED until June 14: Register here
    1. For the first time, we are offering Water Steward training online via Canvas this summer from July 8 – August 17. This 8-week course will include four live Zooms (July 8, July 22, August 5, August 12 at 4:00 pm), weekly recordings and readings, and assignments for you to complete on your own (and one group project). We will utilize the Canvas “discussion” feature so you can stay in contact with your classmates and see the work others are doing. After completing the 8-week training, Water Steward interns work with their local Extension agent to develop and complete an intern project. Then they are awarded the title Water Steward. We will have 6-month and 12-month check-ins so that the 2024 class can share updates on their projects, get advice, and swap ideas. View the syllabus here (subject to change)
  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
  4. Pollinator Palooza – June 20, 2024 and June 22, 2024 – Veterans Park 3793 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg VA 23188
    1. Celebrate the buzz of National Pollinator Week, June 17th to 23rd, 2024, at the James City County Williamsburg Master Gardeners’ Pollinator Palooza at Veteran’s Park, 3793 Ironbound Road. Enjoy a kids’ bonanza on Thursday, June 20th, from 11 am to 1 pm, with creative crafts, giveaways, and a scavenger hunt. Join us on Saturday, June 22nd, from 9 am to 11 am, for a showcase of nature’s marvels with the Butterfly Society, Monarch Watch, Williamsburg Area Beekeepers, and the Native Plant Society. Immerse your family in the wonders of pollinators and the beauty of our gardens! Read More Here:

Old Announcements June:

  1. Heart of Virginia Lunch & Learn Series Prince Edward Extension Office, 100 Dominion Dr., Farmville, VA
    1. 6/29/2024 11 am – 12 pm  Water Gardens for everyone!
    2. 8/1/24 – 12-1 pm Bring your lunch and join us for a session on Lawn Renovation
    3. 10/3/24 – 12-1 pm Bring your lunch and join us for a session on Mushrooms
  2. 2023 Annual Report now available here


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