For the first time in 31 years, Master Gardener College will be held in a new location. The Extension Master Gardener State Coordinator’s Office is proud to announce that next year (2019), Master Gardener College will be held at Hilton Norfolk The Main, a conference center and hotel located in downtown Norfolk.
Are you planning to attend Extension Master Gardener College in Blacksburg this year? Arrive early and enjoy a day of exciting tours and workshops on Thursday June 21! This year’s EMG College features some brand new tours and workshops, as well as some classic favorites, including:
A group of dedicated Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Tree Stewards has been working hard to produce a new manual for Advanced EMG Tree Steward training that’s designed especially for Virginia EMGs.
“There was a real need for information specifically for Virginia EMGs,” says Carol King who helped lead efforts to produce the new Tree Steward manual. “This new manual has information on each region of Virginia and is tailored for Master Gardeners. It includes examples of past unit projects with trees, as well as space for local units to add their own content.” According to Frank Reilly this manual is a vast improvement over the previous edition. It includes many more illustrations and write-ups as well as more current information.
While Extension Master Gardener (EMG) College offers EMGs from around the commonwealth the chance to network with one another and expand their education, it also offers a unique opportunity for advanced Master Gardener training.
This year’s Master Gardener College features the chance to become certified as a Tree Steward.