Do you need a speaker for your club or organization?
Do have a specific topic about which you and your group would like to learn more? If so, Arlington/Alexandria VCE Master Gardeners are available to speak to garden clubs, businesses, libraries, civic groups, and other community organizations on a wide range of home-gardening topics.
To request an Extension Master Gardener to speak directly to your group, please review the following requirements and then complete the speaker request form below.
After you have submitted a program request, our coordinator will give you a call to discuss your interests. With enough lead time we can create a talk tailored for your organization.
All presentations are currently conducted through Zoom or similar virtual meeting platform.
The host organization is responsible for providing the meeting access. However, outdoor programs such as garden walks and plant clinics may be options for on-site delivery.
This service is offered to Arlington and Alexandria organizations and residents only for a suggested minimum $50 donation. Donated funds will be used to support our conduct of public education and outreach programs to children and adults throughout the region.
- Checks should be made out to “Treasurer, Virginia Tech” with “Master Gardener Speaker” in the memo line. Checks must be mailed to: VCE Office, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington VA 22206.
- The donation, and any additional expenses for program materials and supplies, are the responsibility of the host organization.
- Please allow at least 3 months’ advance notice, particularly if a specialized presentation will need to be prepared. We will make our best effort to find a speaker for your request but cannot guarantee that one of our volunteers will be available.