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Learn about Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training

Learn about Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training
Have you always wanted to be an Extension Master Gardener? Come and find out what it means to be an Extension Master Gardener volunteer. 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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Welcome, Master Gardener Class of 2016!

by Kirsten Conrad, 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 pleased … Continue reading

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Zika and Mosquito Control

VCE/Master Gardeners and our local jurisdictions and  are very serious about helping our community learn the best management practices for mosquito control in light of the current Zika health crisis. Attend one of these public education sessions and keep up on … Continue reading

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