Tag Archives: Master Gardeners

Extension Master Gardener National Report

Ever wonder about the impact of the Master Gardeners? This recently completed infographic was just released by the National Extension Master Gardener Committee, and it shows the impact of the EMG program nationwide! Continue reading

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About . . . The History of Master Gardeners

In 1971, before Master Gardeners were even a gleam in anyone’s eye, Washington State University assigned two extension agents to the Seattle and Tacoma metro areas. Their job: to help the public with their urban and commercial horticulture questions. And did they get questions! The overworked agents put on radio and TV gardening shows, but that only drew more people to the Extension offices. The agents brainstormed how to handle the crowds. How about recruiting and training volunteers to help backyard gardeners? Continue reading

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MGNV has a new look!

We are happy to unveil our new logo! Thanks to the Logo Committee: Sue McIver, Carol Goldberg & Elena Rodriguez and to Patti Maurer at Skinny Cat Designs 

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Alexandria Earth Day

Master Gardener Silvia Boada-Salom organized a contingent of MGNV volunteers to staff a table at this year’s Alexandria Earth Day celebration, held at Lenny Harris Memorial Fields at Braddock Park on Mt. Vernon Ave., on Saturday, April 29, from 10 … Continue reading

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Welcome, Master Gardener Class of 2016!

by Kirsten Conrad Buhls, Agriculture Natural Resource Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension The MG Intern class of 2016 is 28 strong.  All graduated with flying colors on November 15th in a ceremony that included the Mayor of Alexandria Allison Silberberg.  We are so … Continue reading

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Master Gardeners and TreeStewards Work Together at Shade Garden

by Dina Lehmann-Kim, Master Gardener On Thursday, June 2, 2016, a productive collaboration took place at the Shade Garden – a work party between Master Gardeners and the TreeStewards of Arlington/Alexandria. Two of the Shade Garden coordinators, Karen Smith and … Continue reading

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