Biweekly Update – April 3, 2019

New Announcements:

1.    Biweekly Update Submission form – Please use this form for submitting future biweekly update items. Due to staffing limitations through the summer of 2019, submissions sent through email could be missed.

2.    Piedmont Master Gardeners Through the Garden Gate – Charlottesville-Albemarle County – May 11-September 14

3.    19th Festival of Gardening – Lynchburg, VA – May 4, 2019

4.    NRV Master Gardener Plant Sale – Christiansburg, VA – May 11, 2019

a.     9 am until 3 pm

Montgomery County Government Center

755 Roanoke St.

Christiansburg, Va. 24073

5.    NRV Garden Tour – Blacksburg/Christiansburg, VA – July 6, 2019

a.     9 am until 5 pm

Featuring 7 gardens in the Blacksburg/Christiansburg area

Tickets on sale at local libraries – June 1

6.    Gardeners’ Survey – AmpleHarvest.org

7.    Visit the VCE Lawn and Garden Calendar!

8.    “The Mysteries of the Marvelous Monarch” – Charlottesville, VA – April 4, 2019

9.    2019 Tree and Shrub Identification Series – Stafford, VA – May 2-June 6, 2019

10. Suffolk Master Gardener Association Annual Spring Plant Sale – Suffolk, VA – April 27, 2019

a.     April 27, 2019

Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church

3488 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk, VA 23434

10:00 – 2:00

11.  Nurturing Native Plants – Natural Bridge, VA – June 1, 2019

12.  NC State Extension Master Gardener College – Raleigh, NC – June 6 – 9, 2019

13. Spring Plant Sale: Nelson County Master Gardeners – Roseland, VA – May 5, 2019, Devil’s Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows, 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA 22967

a.     “The Master Gardeners of Nelson County are having their 19th Annual Spring Plant Sale on Sunday May 5th. We think you’ll agree that it’s worth the drive down scenic 151 to peruse | shop the wide selection of plants. While here, we invite you to stroll through our Pollinator Garden located on the Devil’s Backbone premises. Our plant sale flyer is attached to this message. Hope to see you on May 5th

14.  Norfolk EMG Plant Sale – “Join Norfolk Master Gardeners on May 18-19 at the Stockley Gardens Arts Festival for our annual Plant Sale!”

April Announcements:

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

a.     Registration Form

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

a.     See www.gardenfaire.net for details

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

18.  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.

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

20.  2019 Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate Program – March 9-June 1, 2019

21. 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

22.  2019 Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate Program – March 9-June 1, 2019

23. 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/”  

24. 4th Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit – Virginia Beach, VA – April 23-25

25. 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

26.   4th Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit Call for Abstracts

 

May Announcements:

27.  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

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

a.     Flyer: Click Here!

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

 

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

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

 

July Announcements:

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

 

October Announcements:

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

Other Announcements:

34. Follow the State Office on social media:

·      Facebook

·      Instagram

·      YouTube

35. Save the date for 2019 Master Gardener College!

September 19-22, 2019, Norfolk, Virginia

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

39. Master Gardener College Updates:

b)    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”).

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

41. Every Kid in a Park Program

c)    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.” 

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