New River Valley Master Gardener Association
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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.
- Next meeting November 18th This is our
annual meeting plus pot luck plus election new board plus voting on new bylaws.
We still start setting up about 5:30pm at the Mont. Co Gov't Center and things start at SIX pm. There are some
kitchen facilities there. Bring eating utensils if you can.
- Commuity Grants for 2017
information is now available. We will have approximately four thousand available this year.
Please see Grants page Grant applications due November 1, 2016.
- Classes to become a Master Gardener
Will begin in the spring 2017. Please contact Montgomery County Extension office
540 - 382-5790. Becoming a master gardener involves lots of learning, but also some hours to "payback" the hours of
teaching. Fewer volunteer hours are required yearly once you stay in the program.
Classes this year will be on Tuesday/Thursday afternoons 1-4pm. First (orientation) class is Feb 28th. There is a
fee for class materials.
- 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!
- 2016 Training Classes
will not happen this year Exension
will try again next year.
- 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.
- The current list of physical projects in the area is now posted. See
See the the projects page
- "In Season" newsletter See
- 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
- 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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