Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia General Information
Master Gardeners of (MGNV) is an organization of volunteers who work with the staff of Virginia Cooperative Extension ( ) to encourage and promote environmentally sound practices. MGNV members must complete over 60 hours of combined classroom and in the field training, as well as 60 hours of as interns to become certified by as VCE Master Gardeners. Additional volunteer work and Tech are required each year to maintain certification.
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Through VCE, MGNV volunteers contribute thousands of hours annually to community education programs in
clinics in farmers’ markets and a public library as well as at special events. We field a wide range of gardening questions through a help desk at the Arlington County VCE office. We conduct public workshops in such areas as container gardening, composting, and lawn care. We support and schoolyard gardening projects, and we respond to other community needs as they arise.
MGNV was founded in 1985 as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Our volunteers have become a central part of VCE’s efforts to provide residents of Arlington County and the City of Alexandria with up-to-date, reliable, researched based information about gardening practices that protect the environment and promote sustainability.
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