Biweekly Update – February 14, 2019

New Announcements:

  1. Come to the Garden with speaker Lisa Zeigler – Lexington, VA – March 16, 2019
  2. Save the Date: Annual Plant Sale – Piedmont, VA – May 4, 2019
  3. Innovation in Greenhouse and Vertical Farming – Richmond, VA – March 12, 2019
  4. Education Day 2019 for Virginia Master Gardener Association – Roanoke, VA – May 4, 2019
  5. Spring Symposium: Wild about Natives – Fredericksburg, VA – April 13, 2019
  6. Trees, Construction and Uninvited Guests: 2019 Roanoke Tree Care Workshop – Roanoke, VA – March 6, 2019
  7. Statewide Extension Master Gardener Infographics released
  8. Register Now for 2019 Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar – White Stone, VA – March 23, 2019
  9. Registration now open for online Plant Identification Classes by Longwood Gardens and NC State – Click Here
  10. 25th Anniversary of the 2019 Horticultural Extravaganza – Yorktown, VA – March 2, 2019
  11. Save the Date: The Piedmont Master Gardeners and the Charlottesville – Charlottesville, VA – May 4, 2019
  12. Chesapeake Master Gardener Volunteers’ 2019 Annual Plant Sale – Chesapeake, VA – April 26-27, 2019

February Announcements:

  1. Western Reserve Herb Society: $10,000 National Horticulture Scholarship Available – Deadline: February 28, 2019
  2. Loudoun County Gardening Symposium: “Let’s Get Growing” – Leesburg, VA – March 23, 2019 (Registration opens February 1)
  3. Extension Good and Bad bugs webinar series – Feb 1 – Dec 6, 2019
    1. https://articles.extension.org/pages/74786/2019-all-bugs-good-and-bad-webinar-series
  4. Winter Symposium: 50th CVNLA Short Course Pesticide Recertification – Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden – February 13-15, 2019
  5. The 15th Annual EcoSavvy Symposium – Alexandria, VA – February 16, 2019
  6. February 2019 Public Education Programs – Arlington / Alexandria

March Announcements:

  1. Annual Grow the Good Life Seminar – Central Virginia Community College, Bedford Campus – March 9, 2019 (Registration officially open)
  2. Gardening in the Valley Symposium – Winchester, VA – March 9, 2019
  3. 26th Annual Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar – White Stone, VA – March 23, 2019
    1. Website: http://nnmg.org/nngardeningseminar.asp
  4. Weekly Calendar Updates – Northern Shenandoah Valley – March 2019
  5. CSVMGA Bug Hotel Workshop – Central Shenandoah Valley – March 23, 2019
  6. 2018 Food Security Summary – National Survey – Deadline: March 15, 2019

April Announcements:

  1. Horticultural Horizons – Chesterfiled County, VA – April 30, 2019
  2. Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire – Abingdon, VA – April 19 & 20
    1. Daily Admission $6
  3. Horticulture Horizons Event – Chesterfield, VA – April 30, 2019
    1. Registration Form

May Announcements:

  1. VMGA Education Day – Virginia Western Community College – May 4, 2019

Other Announcements:

  1. Follow the State Office on social media:
  1. Save the date for 2019 Master Gardener College!

September 19-22, 2019, Norfolk, Virginia

  1. Pollinator Survey with Oregon State University
  1. Resources for fertilization of lawns and for those involved with Healthy Virginia Lawns programming
  2. Do you have questions coming in to your Extension Master Gardener program and need to find some answers? Extension Search Resources for EMG Questions

 

Biweekly Update – January 7, 2019

New Announcements:

  1. VMGA Education Day – Virginia Western Community College – May 4, 2019
  2. Arlington / Alexandria: January 2019 Public Education Programs
  3. VAFMA Market Manager Certification Course – January 25 – April 26, 2019
  4. 3rd Annual Seed Swap – Central Rappahannock Area – January 26, 2019
    • Wanda Johnson from VCE will speak on Native Fruits and Veggies
    • David Roos, Landscape Designer, will talk about Spring Clean-up
    • Master Gardener Pat Reilly will discuss gardening in Virginia clay
  5. Do you have questions coming in to your Extension Master Gardener program and need to find some answers? Extension Search Resources for EMG Questions
  6. County Fair Judging School Schedule 2019
    • Winter 2019 Judging School – The OMNI Homestead Resort, The Dominion Room – Janurary 5, 2019
  7. Louisa 2019 Extension Master Gardener Class
  8. Loudoun County Gardening Symposium: “Let’s Get Growing” – Leesburg, VA – March 23, 2019 (Registration opens February 1)
  9. Annual Grow the Good Life Seminar – Central Virginia Community College, Bedford Campus – March 9, 2019 (Registration officially open)

January Announcements:

  1. 2019 VAFHP Conference – Blacksburg, VA – January 28-29, 2018

February Announcements:

  1. Save the Date: Spring to Green – Danville, VA – February 2, 2019
  2. Save the Date: EcoSavvy Symposium – February 16, 2019 – Registration will open in early December
  • Balancing Form and Function in the Garden: How to Meld Beautiful and Sustainable Natives with Favorites from Around the World
  1. Western Reserve Herb Society: $10,000 National Horticulture Scholarship Available – Deadline: February 28, 2019

April Announcements:

  1. Horticultural Horizons – Chesterfield County, VA – April 30, 2019

Other Announcements:

  1. Follow the State Office on social media:
  1. National EMG Coordinator’s Webinar Recordings
  2. Save the date for 2019 Master Gardener College!
  • September 19-22, 2019, Norfolk, Virginia
  1. Pollinator Survey with Oregon State University
  2. Application for 2019 Master Gardener Training – Washington, VA
  3. Virginia Community Garden Network Year End Wrap Up
  4. Hanover Master Gardener Training Course
  5. $10,000 National Horticulture Scholarship AvailableResources for fertilization of lawns and for those involved with Healthy Virginia Lawns programming
  6. We want your input! Please share about what is going on in your area in regards to diversity work here: https://bit.ly/2PHKcEb

Biweekly Update – December 5, 2018

New Announcements:

1. December Turfgrass webinar: Questions and Answers with the Virginia Tech Turf Team!

2. $10,000 National Horticulture Scholarship Available

3. Resources for fertilization of lawns and for those involved with Healthy Virginia Lawns programming 

4. We want your input! Please share about what is going on in your area in regards to diversity work here: https://bit.ly/2PHKcEb

5. Upcoming Webinar: Building Racial Equity with Cooperative Extension – December 13, 2:00 pm

January Announcements:

6. Save the Date: VAFHP 2010 Annual Conference – Blacksburg, VA – January 28-29, 2019

7. Interested in judging at fairs and festivals?

8. 2019 VAFHP Conference – Blacksburg, VA – Janurary 28-29, 2018

February Announcements:

9. Save the Date: Spring to Green – Danville, VA – February 2, 2019

10. Save the Date: EcoSavvy Symposium – February 16, 2019 – Registration will open in early December

  • Balancing Form and Function in the Garden: How to Meld Beautiful and Sustainable Natives with Favorites from Around the World 

11. Western Reserve Herb Society: $10,000 National Horticulture Scholarship Available – Deadline: February 28, 2019

April Announcements:

12. Horticultural Horizons – Chesterfiled County, VA – April 30, 2019

Other Announcements:

13. Follow the State Office on social media:

14. Webinar PPTs, handouts and other materials may be found at this link: http://create.extension.org/EMGCoordinators-OnlineDiscussions

15. Save the date for 2019 Master Gardener College!

  • September 19-22, 2019, Norfolk, Virginia

16. Pollinator Survey with Oregon State Univeristy

17. Application for 2019 Master Gardener Training – Washington, VA

18. Virginia Community Garden Network Year End Wrap Up

19. Hanover Master Gardener Training Course

Biweekly Update – November 15, 2018

New Announcements:

1. Virginia Community Garden Network Year End Wrap Up

2. 2019 VAFHP Conference – Blacksburg, VA – January 28-29, 2018

3. Western Reserve Herb Society: $10,000 National Horticulture Scholarship Available – Deadline: February 28, 2019

4. Hanover Master Gardener Training Course

5. Bedford Area Master Gardeners—Save the Date Grow The Good Life 2019, to be held March 9. 2019.  More information to come soon!

November Announcements:

6. 2018 Leadership Training dates & locations

  • November 15, Southeast District, James City County Rec Center, 5301 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188

While the training is over, you can view the agenda here:

December Announcements:

7. VCE Master Gardener Program 2018 Webinar Series, December 13, 2 018

8. Rescheduled – 2018 Waynesboro Tree Workshop – Waynesboro, VA – December 6, 2018

January Announcements:

9. Save the Date: VAFHP 2010 Annual Conference – Blacksburg, VA – January 28-29, 2019

10. Interested in judging at fairs and festivals?

February Announcements:

11. Save the Date: Spring to Green – Danville, VA – February 2, 2019

12. Save the Date: EcoSavvy Symposium – February 16, 2019 – Registration will open in early December

  • Balancing Form and Function in the Garden: How to Meld Beautiful and Sustainable Natives with Favorites from Around the World 

April Announcements:

13. Horticultural Horizons – Chesterfiled County, VA – April 30, 2019

Other Announcements:

14. Follow the State Office on social media:

15. National EMG Coordinator’s Webinar Recordings

16. Save the date for 2019 Master Gardener College!

  • September 19-22, 2019, Norfolk, Virginia

17. Pollinator Survey with Oregon State University

18. Application for 2019 Master Gardener Training – Washington, VA

Biweekly Update – October 24, 2018

New Announcements:

  1. VCE Master Gardener Program 2018 Webinar Series
  2. Horticultural Horizons – Chesterfiled County, VA – April 30, 2019
  3. Master Gardener Training Info Session dates & locations
  • October 26, Albemarle County Building, 12-1 pm
  • October 31, Northside Library in Charlottesville, VA, 12-1 pm
  • Application: link
  • Contact: Scott Boven (434) 872-4581, sboven@vt.edu
  1. Pollinator Survey with Oregon State Univeristy
  2. Application for 2019 Master Gardener Training – Washington, VA

October Announcements:

  1. Central Shenandoah Valley Garden Symposium: “Going Native” – Weyers Cave, VA – October 27, 2018
  2. Upcoming ANR programs – Halifax, VA – October, 2018

November Announcements:

  1. 2018 Leadership Training dates & locations
  • November 2,  Northern District, John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton, VA 20186
  • November 7, Central District, Miller Center, 301 Grove Street, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24501
  • November 15, Southeast District, James City County Rec Center, 5301 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188
  • Who should attend?  Agents, Coordinators, and volunteers who are in leadership roles, or are interested / considering leadership roles, and those who would find these topics beneficial to them.  If you have questions about attending or topics, please let us know.
  • View the draft agenda here
  1. Interested in judging at fairs and festivals?
  2. The 6th Annual Virginia Farmers Market Conference – Richmond, VA – November 1&2, 2018

December Announcements:

  1. Rescheduled – 2018 Waynesboro Tree Workshop – Waynesboro, Va – December 6, 2018

January Announcements:

  1. Save the Date: VAFHP 2010 Annual Conference – Blacksburg, VA – January 28-29, 2019

February Announcements:

  1. Save the Date: Spring to Green – Danville, VA – February 2, 2019
  2. Save the Date: EcoSavvy Symposium – February 16, 2019 – Registration will open in early December
  • Balancing Form and Function in the Garden: How to Meld Beautiful and Sustainable Natives with Favorites from Around the World

Other Announcements:

  1. Follow the State Office on social media:
  1. National EMG Coordinator’s Webinar Recordings
  1. Save the date for 2019 Master Gardener College! September 19-22, 2019, Norfolk, Virginia

Biweekly Update – October 4, 2018

New Announcements:

  1. Piedmont Mast Gardeners Association Sale – Charlottesville, VA – October 13, 2018
  2. Upcoming ANR programs – Halifax, VA – October, 2018
  3. VCE Master Gardener Program 2018 Webinar Series
  4. Save the Date: EcoSavvy Symposium – February 16, 2019 – Registration will open in early December Balancing Form and Function in the Garden: How to Meld Beautiful and Sustainable Natives with Favorites from Around the World
  1. Interested in judging at fairs and festivals?
  2. 2018 Arlington / Alexandria Urban Agriculture Symposium – Arlington, Va – October 5, 2018
  3. Rescheduled – 2018 Waynesboro Tree Workshop – Waynesboro, Va – December 6, 2018
  4. The 6th Annual Virginia Farmers Market Conference – Richmond, VA – November 1&2, 2018
  5. Fall Centerpiece Workshop – Powell Lodge (Cove Ridge Center) , Natural Tunnel State Park – October 13, 2018
    1. Cost is $10.00, non-refundable, and preregistration is required by calling the Scott County Extension Office at (276) 452-2772 by October 5
  6. Fall Centerpiece Workshop – Scott County Career and Technical Center -October 16, 2018
    1. Natural and garden-grown materials will be used to create the design
    2. Cost is $10.00, non-refundable, and preregistration is required by calling the Scott County Extension Office at (276) 452-2772 by October 5

October Announcements:

  1. Registration for 2018 Arlington / Alexandria Urban Agriculture Symposium is OPEN, Arlington, VA – October, 5, 2018
  • To REGISTER or see the full schedule, click HERE
  1. Central Shenandoah Valley Garden Symposium: “Going Native” – Weyers Cave, VA – October 27, 2018
    1. More info: https://csvmga.org/event/central-shenandoah-valley-garden-symposium-going-native/
  2. 42nd Annual Fall Forestry and Wildlife Field Tours 2018 (aka the Bus Tours)

Janurary Announcements:

  1. Save the Date: VAFHP 2010 Annual Conference – Blacksburg, VA – January 28-29, 2019

February Announcements:

  1. Save the Date: Spring to Green – Danville, VA – February 2, 2019

Other Announcements:

  1. Follow the State Office on social media:
  1. Recorded Webinars: Recorded EMG Coordinator webinars hosted by the National Extension Master Gardener Coordinators Committee
    1. 2018 Recorded Webinars
    2. Webinar PPts, handouts and other materials
  2. 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!
  3. National EMG Coordinator’s Webinar Recordings
    1. Webinar PPTs, handouts and other materials may be found at this link: http://create.extension.org/EMGCoordinators-OnlineDiscussions
  4. Virginia Farm to School Fall 2018 Newsletter

Biweekly Update – September 17, 2018

New Announcements:

1. Virginia Farm to School Fall 2018 Newsletter

2. Registration for 2018 Arlington / Alexandria Urban Agriculture Symposium is OPEN, Arlington, VA – October, 5, 2018

  • To REGISTER or see the full schedule, click HERE

3. 42nd Annual Fall Forestry and Wildlife Field Tours 2018 (aka the Bus Tours)

4. Lewis Ginter PlantFest POSTPONED – Richmond, VA – September 28-29, 2018

5. FREE Gardening Workshops, Speakers, and Giveaways at Belle Grove – Middletown, VA – September 16, 2018

6. Turfgrass Tuesday Webinar on Bluebird Habitat – September 25, 2018

  • The Sept. 2018 VCE/VT Turfgrass Tuesday webinar features VA Master Naturalist and VA Bluebird Society member Sandy Weber discussing how turfgrass habitats can be utilized to promote cavity-nesting birds, with a focus on bluebirds. As always, it’s a FREE event and it takes place from 10-11 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept 25.

7. Composting – What to do with all those leaves? – Monday, September 24, 2018—Arlington / Alexandria area.

September Announcements:

8. Saturdays in the Garden Series – Fauquier County – September 22

9. Home Horticulture Education – Eggleston Garden Center, Norfolk, VA – September 8th to October 13th

10. 12th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello – Charlottesville, VA – September 22, 2018

11. VMGA 2018 Educational Event – Appomattox, VA – September 29, 2018

12. Arlington / Alexandria Events – September

October Announcements:

13. Central Shenandoah Valley Garden Symposium: “Going Native” – Weyers Cave, VA – October 27, 2018

Janurary Announcements:

14. Save the Date: VAFHP 2010 Annual Conference – Blacksburg, VA – January 28-29, 2019

February Announcements:

15. Save the Date: Spring to Green – Danville, VA – February 2, 2019

Other Announcements:

16. Follow the State Office on social media:

17. Recorded Webinars: Recorded EMG Coordinator webinars hosted by the National Extension Master Gardener Coordinators Committee

18. 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!

19. National EMG Coordinator’s Webinar Recordings

Biweekly Update – August 29, 2018

New Announcements:

  1. VCE Master Gardener Program 2018 Webinar Series – Scott Douglas, Director of the Hahn Horticulture Garden – September 13, 2018
    1. 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 13, click this link to join around 9:45 AM: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/990522700
    2. The (Large) Space Between: Reimagining Highway Corridors as Performative Landscapes—Join Scott as he discusses alternative plantings along highway corridors and what might be possible!  Visit here for a complete description:  http://blogs.lt.vt.edu/mastergardener/current-master-gardeners/sample-page/webinar-series/
  2. National EMG Coordinator’s Webinar Recordings
    1. The August recorded webinar is posted at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSjx5bGR3Mw
    2. Webinar PPTs, handouts and other materials may be found at this link: http://create.extension.org/EMGCoordinators-OnlineDiscussions
  3. Save the Date: VAFHP 2010 Annual Conference – Blacksburg, VA – January 28-29, 2019
  4. Due to a change in our webinar service provider, recordings of past EMG State Office webinars are temporarily unavailable. We expect to restore webinar recordings sometime this Fall. When webinars are again available, we will send out an announcement via the biweekly update. Thank you for your patience during this time.
  5. 12th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello – Charlottesville, VA – September 22, 2018
  6. VMGA 2018 Educational Event – Appomattox, VA – September 29, 2018
  7. Save the Date: Spring to Green – Danville, VA – February 2, 2019
  8. Arlington / Alexandria Events – September

September Announcements:

  1. Landscape Professional Training Opportunities – Storm water Landscapes, Central Virginia – September 12, 2018
  2. 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)
    1. Cost $40 VMGA members; $50 for others. Lunch included in fee.
    2. Flyers went out to all VMGA members; contact your VMGA representative.
  3. Saturdays in the Garden Series – Fauquier County – September 22
  4. VBMG Fall Gardening Festival – Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 – HRAREC, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd. – Virginia Beach, VA
  5. Home Horticulture Education – Eggleston Garden Center, Norfolk, VA – September 8th to October 13th
  6. 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: nngogreenexpo.org
  • Brittingham-Midtown Community Center
  • 570 McLawhorne Dr.,
  • Newport News, Va. 23601

October Announcements:

  1. Central Shenandoah Valley Garden Symposium: “Going Native” – Weyers Cave, VA – October 27, 2018
    1. More info: https://csvmga.org/event/central-shenandoah-valley-garden-symposium-going-native/

Other Announcements:

  1. Follow the State Office on social media:
  1. #LocalFoodMatter PHOTO CONTEST – photos must be submitted between June 1st and November 2nd, 2018
  2. Recorded Webinars: Recorded EMG Coordinator webinars hosted by the National Extension Master Gardener Coordinators Committee
    1. 2018 Recorded Webinars
    2. Webinar PPts, handouts and other materials
  3. Spark page from Colorado: Check out these resources from the Colorado Master Gardener program, discussing staffing booths at public events!
  4. 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!

 

Biweekly Update – 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.

Biweekly Update – 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