Biweekly Update – May 3, 2019

Biweekly Update – May 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.      Celebrate Pollinator Week with the Capital Naturalist! – Bristow, VA – June 8, 2019

3.      Wildlife Gardening with the Humane Gardener – Bristow, VA – July 13, 2019

4.      Plant Sale – Rockbridge  Area Master Gardeners – May 18

5.      Strategic & Project Planning: Becoming Agents of Change – June 5 – September 11, 2019

6.      2019 Strengthening your Facilitation Skills Trainings – May 9 – July 18

May Announcements:

7.       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

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

a.      Flyer: Click Here!

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

10. Piedmont Master Gardeners Through the Garden Gate – Charlottesville-Albemarle County – May 11-September 1

11. 2019 Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate Program – March 9-June 1, 2019

12. 2019 Tree and Shrub Identification Series – Stafford, VA – May 2-June 6, 2019

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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

June Announcements:

17.  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

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

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

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

 

July Announcements:

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

22. 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

October Announcements:

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

Other Announcements:

24. Follow the State Office on social media:

·        Facebook

·        Instagram

·        YouTube

25. Save the date for 2019 Master Gardener College!

September 19-22, 2019, Norfolk, Virginia

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

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

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

29. 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”).

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

31. Gardeners’ Survey – AmpleHarvest.org

32. Visit the VCE Lawn and Garden Calendar!

33. Every Kid in a Park Program

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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