Thu, May 16th: MGNV Orientation Meeting for 2013

Thu, May 16th
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fairlington Community Center
3308 S. Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22206

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener?  Join current Master Gardeners for an Orientation meeting on Thursday, May 16, to learn about the Master Gardener program for Arlington/Alexandria City, including the structure of the program, course topics, and the valuable services Master Gardeners perform for their communities.  The Orientation meeting will be held in Room 118 from 6:30 to 8 :30 pm at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. (off Quaker Lane) in Arlington.  The Orientation meeting is free but please register by calling the Horticulture Help Desk at 703-228-6414 or sending an email to

The dates for the 2013 training program are September 10 – November 21, and the fee for the program is $225 for residents of Arlington and Alexandria City and $275 for residents of other jurisdictions.

The Master Gardener program is sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension. Trainees receive a total of 60 hours of science-based instruction from local experts on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 am until noon (and two Saturday-morning field trips to area gardens developed and maintained by Master Gardeners).  At the end of their course work, trainees serve as interns until they have completed 60 hours of horticulture-related volunteer work in the community, following which they become certified Master Gardeners.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Arlington Unit Administrator Kisha Simpson at 703 228-6400 during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.


Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. An equal opportunity-affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Jewel E. Hairston, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State Petersburg.

 Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments.

 If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Arlington County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, 3308 S. StaffordSt., Arlington, VA 22206; (703) 228-6400/TDD/PC 1-800-1120 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations at least five business days prior to the event.


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