New River Valley Master Gardener Association

Spring 2016


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Master Gardeners are committed to learning and to communicating their knowledge of gardening to others. Master Gardeners will direct their efforts to creating and maintaining an awareness of the need for intelligent stewardship of the environment.

Announcements:

  • Plant Sale scheduled For May 7th. Starts NINE am. This is our (annual) fundraiser for the popular community grants will give every year (if we have the income).
    Sale will be held on the front lawn at the Mont. County Government Center.
  • 2016 Training Classes will not happen this spring Exension will try again later this year.
  • May 23rd meeting
    At Pulaski Grow, 3161 Greenbriar Rd, Draper, VA . Meeting starts at SIX pm.
  • Directories for 2016 insert Are available at the (Mont. Co) extension office.
  • NRV Master Gardener Assoc will provide speakers on a wide variety of gardening topics. Remember; "gardening" covers a big range of stuff. If your club/group/school might need a speaker, contact the NRV coordinator at (540) 382-5790
  • Here is the list of our generous plant sale donors for this year


    The Green Market, Route 460 Pembroke Take It Outside, Route 460 Pembroke
    Walmart Pearisburg and Dublin Blacksburg Feed and Seed, N. Main St
    Lowe's, Christiansburg Crow's Nest, Price's Fork
    Riverbend (wholesale) Nursery, Riner Flowers by Drema Dawn, Pulaski
    Childress Garden, Riner Corrines, Christiansburg
    Vaughn's Greenhouse , Dublin Poor Boy's Produce, Pulaski
    Slaughter's Greenhouse, Floyd Harmony Organics, 1404 N. Main Street Blacksburg
    Walmart, Christiansburg Food Lion Christiansburg and Pulaski
    Home Depot, Christiansburg Slaughter's Greenhouse, Floyd
    T& A's Produce, Dublin Tyme to Grow , Dublin
    Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg Hahn Horticulture Garden
    Kroger in Christiansburg and Radford Private growers Curt Laub and Mitch Holcomb
    And we got some donations the day of the sale
    from people dropping off extras!


  • Link for entering hours is: virginia.volunteersystem.org I have been asked questions about what qualifies to submit as hours; please ask Deanna about these.
  • Mini grant applications (up to $100)for 2016 NOW being accepted. These are only available to NRVMGA members. Grants page
  • The current list of physical projects in the area is now posted. See See the the projects page
  • "In Season" newsletter See In Season
  • Questions on hours? See the membership page and particularly hour definitions

  • Please try to turn in timesheets or preferably do on-line once a month.  Sorry, new policy.
  • Your web mistress is (still) Erica Jones (until further notice).  Problems?  E-mail contact My address
  • Consider joining the state MG organization.  They have meetings held across the state and offer some seminars and potentially more political clout that individual groups.   To contact see www.vmga.net/membership.htm

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