Master Gardener Programs

Posted on 11/08/2023
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Have an interest in plants and gardening? Want to meet and learn from others who have the same interest? Want to join a fun organization and give back to the community? Come and join the new 2024 Master Gardeners class.


The new class is starting January 10 and will continue every Wednesday until April 24 from 8:45AM-3:00 PM at the Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center located in Painter, VA. The cost of the course is $125 covering materials and lectures by local experts.
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You will learn about soil, fertilizers, plants and landscaping. These classes are taught by experts in their field, are specific to Eastern Shore gardening issues, and include educational field trips. You will develop resources to answer your questions as well as those from other gardeners who ask you for information. You will be able to get ideas for your garden. You also will give back to the community by volunteering 50 hours during your internship. After the course and the volunteer hours are completed, you will be able to call yourself a MASTER GARDENER.

If you want to learn and feed your passion, join the Master Gardener program NOW.

Contact [email protected] or call 757.678.7946 extension 29
for assistance or more information.

*Applications must be received by December 15, 2023

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Theresa Long Pittman at 757-787-1361 ext 14 during business hours of 8:30 to 5 pm to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is 800-828-1120

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 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; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, VSU, Petersburg