Master Gardener College

About 2022 Master Gardener College

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In 2022, Extension Master Gardener College (EMGC) will be held in Blacksburg, Virginia on the Virginia Tech campus June 22-26. Registration will open in mid April–watch your email for registration information.

EMGC is an opportunity for Extension Master Gardeners to broaden their education by learning from Virginia Tech (and other) experts, and it’s an opportunity to network with other EMGs from across the commonwealth.

EMGC is a four day continuing education conference with an optional fifth day for those participating in Land Steward training. EMGC features seven keynote speaker sessions and four concurrent sessions with numerous class options, along with an optional day of tours. View the full program here!

Land Steward Training

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Land Steward training is open to any EMG interested in pursuing advanced education in the area of land-care. Land Stewards are specially trained to focus on EMG projects related to firewise landscaping, wildlife, and land conservation. Land Steward training to become an advanced EMG Land Care Steward, requires early arrival and begins the morning of Wednesday June 22.

2022 EMGC features special concurrent sessions that count towards Land Steward training including replacing non-natives, conservation landscaping, and sustainable landscaping.