Biweekly Update – March 13, 2019

New Announcements:

1.    Master Gardener College Updates:

a)    Room block information available! Book your room at The Main now! View our registration information page for more information on booking your accommodations (scroll down to “Accommodation Costs”).

2.    Master Gardener College Digital Brag Boards – Start planning your digital bragboards for 2019 College! View last year’s brag boards. More information about digital bragboard submission will be available in the next biweekly.

3.    Goochland Powhatan Master Gardeners Association 15th Annual Spring Garden Fest – April 27th, 2019

a)    “Not only is the event a fun, free festival, but attendees can also participate in a full day of classes and tours for a one-time $20 registration fee. Classes, tours, and workshops fill up quickly, so register early for the best selection.  Complete descriptions and online registration is available at https://www.gpmga.org/spring-garden-fest/”  

4.    Are you attending International Master Gardener College 2019 in Valley Forge, PA June 17-21? Let VMGA know!

5.     News & Updates from Plantsmap.com

6.     4th Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit – Virginia Beach, VA – April 23-25

7.    Healthy Living: Organic Vegetable Gardening – Greensville/Emporia – March 16th

8.    2019 Virginia Agritourism Conference – Hotel Roanoke – Roanoke, VA Wednesday, April 3, and Thursday, April 4, 2019

a)    More info

b)    Register online select the 2019 conference

9.    Louisa Extension Master Gardeners – Backyard Gardening Seminars – Louisa, VA- March 9, 16, & 23, 2019

10. An update from National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture: 2018 accomplishments letter

11. Every Kid in a Park Program

a)    Information from Chad Proudfoot, 4H: “The program is very simple: every 4th grade student (or home school equivalent) in the United States is entitled to get one Every Kid in a Park pass which lasts through August 31 of the school year.” 

12.  Western Tidewater Master Gardeners Plant Sale  – Carrollton, VA – May 4, 2019 – 9am – 1pm

13.  4th Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit Call for Abstracts

14.   2019 Spring Virginia Judging School at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds – Woodstock, VA  22664 – Saturday March 30, 2019

a)    More Information “The purpose of the judging school is to train and certify judges for county fairs, the State Fair of Virginia,  and other related competitions throughout the Commonwealth.”

b)    Registration form

March Announcements:

15. 2019 Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate Program – March 9-June 1, 2019

16. 26th Annual Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar – White Stone, VA – March 23, 2019

a)    Website: http://nnmg.org/nngardeningseminar.asp

17. Weekly Calendar Updates – Northern Shenandoah Valley – March 2019

18. CSVMGA Bug Hotel Workshop – Central Shenandoah Valley – March 23, 2019

19. Register Now for 2019 Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar – White Stone, VA – March 23, 2019

20. 2018 Food Security Summary – National Survey – Deadline: March 15, 2019

21. Loudoun County Gardening Symposium: “Let’s Get Growing” – Leesburg, VA – March 23, 2019 (Registration opens February 1)

22. Extension Good and Bad bugs webinar series – Feb 1 – Dec 6, 2019

a)    https://articles.extension.org/pages/74786/2019-all-bugs-good-and-bad-webinar-series

April Announcements:

23. Horticultural Horizons – Chesterfield County, VA – April 30, 2019

a)    Registration Form

24. Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire – Abingdon, VA – April 19 & 20

a)    See www.gardenfaire.net for details

25. Spring Symposium: Wild about Natives – Fredericksburg, VA – April 13, 2019

26. 2019 New Mini-Grant Application Guidelines – due April 26, 2019

a)    Please talk to your Agent or Coordinator directly if you are interested in looking at these grants.

27. Chesapeake Master Gardener Volunteers’ 2019 Annual Plant Sale – Chesapeake, VA – April 26-27, 2019

May Announcements:

28. VMGA Education Day at Virginia Western Community College – Roanoke, VA – May 4, 2019 – Deadline for registration is April 24th 9am-4pm – $18 VMGA members, $33 non members

29. Piedmont Master Gardeners and Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards Annual Sale – Charlottesville, VA – May 4, 2019

 

June Announcements:

30. Monticello | UVA 23rd Annual Historic Landscape Institute, “Preserving Jefferson’s Gardens and Landscapes” – June 23-28, 2019

a)    This one-week course uses Monticello and the University of Virginia as outdoor classrooms to study historic landscape preservation.

b)    https://www.monticello.org/sites/default/files/HLI2019Flyer.edit_.pdf

 

July Announcements:

31. Cullowhee Native Plant Conference – Western Carolina University – July 17-20, 2019

 

October Announcements:

32. Save the Date: Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes –  Cincinnati, Ohio – October 7-9, 2019

Other Announcements:

33. Follow the State Office on social media:

·      Facebook

·      Instagram

·      YouTube

34. Save the date for 2019 Master Gardener College!

September 19-22, 2019, Norfolk, Virginia

35. 2019 Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate Program – March 9-June 1, 2019

36. Resources for fertilization of lawns and for those involved with Healthy Virginia Lawns programming  

37. Do you have questions coming in to your Extension Master Gardener program and need to find some answers? Extension Search Resources for EMG Questions

38. Registration now open for online Plant Identification Classes by Longwood Gardens and NC State – Click Here

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