Becoming a Master Gardener Land
Care Steward Unit 1
This first unit introduces
Master Gardener—Land Care Stewards (MGLCS) and provides an overview of
how MGLCS can bring about positive change in their communities. The
resources in this chapter focus on two areas: 1) An explanation of the
need for new approaches to land care, and 2) The ways in which
volunteers are needed to help define and implement these new approaches
to land care management in their communities.
Gain an understanding of
the purpose and organization of Master Gardener—Land Care Stewards.
Gain an understanding the
problems with current approaches to land management systems and the
need for new solutions.
Learn the three “Rs” –
Reduce, reuse & recycle.
Familiarize yourself with
the issues inherent in living at the Wildland-Urban Interface.
Complete and return
volunteer agreement form.
Understanding Land Care
Why there is a need for
Land Care Stewards?
What is the place of Land
Care Stewards in the community?
Becoming a Land
Introduction to the
Creating a lasting impact
The Master Gardener Handbook
Chapter 17. Who are the Master Gardeners? 515-563
Note that articles cited as:
"Staff. 2004. (Title of article). Master Gardener—Land Care
Cooperative Extension. "
Are available in the Handbook. To obtain the Handbook please contact
State Master Gardener Coordinator
US EPA. 2004. Municipal Solid Waste
in the United States
: 2003 Facts and Figures. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Sustainable Landscape Management. 1995. The
Virginia Gardener Newsletter. 14(7): 2.
A.H. Christian and G.K. Evanylo, Extension
Specialists. 2001. Compost: What Is It and What's It To You: Department
of Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia
Tech; R. Green, Office of Solid
Environmental Protection Agency; Organics Recycling and Composting
Gregory K. Evanylo, Caroline A. Sherony, James H.
May, Thomas W. Simpson, and Archer H. Christian. 2000. Introduction to
Yardwaste Management. The Virginia Yardwaste Management Manual 2nd
Edition. pp. 1-2. VCE
Staff. 2004. State Yardwaste Bans and Regulations.
Master Gardener—Land Care Steward. Virginia Cooperative
Staff. 2004. The Three R’s of Yardwaste
Management. Master Gardeners-Land Care Stewards.
Virginia Department of Forestry. 2004. Causes of Forest Fires.
Virginia Firewise Landscaping Task Force.
Virginia Firescapes: Firewise Landscaping for Woodland Homes. Virginia Cooperative
Extension Publication Number 430-300, 1998.
Staff. 2004. Land
Care Stewards and the Master Gardener. Master Gardener—Land Care
Steward. Virginia Cooperative
Staff. 2004. MGLCM Program Organization Flow
Chart. Master Gardeners-Land Care Stewards. Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Reilly, Francis J. & Stewart, Barb. 2004.
Introduction to the Master Gardeners—Land Care Stewards Volunteer
Program. Master Gardener—Land Care Steward. Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Staff. 2004. Volunteer Agreement Form. Master
Gardener—Land Care Steward. Virginia Cooperative
Staff. 2004. Creating a Lasting Impact Through
Education. Master Gardener—Land Care Steward. Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Firewise Communities/ USA Program
Introduction to Advanced Master Gardener - Land Care by Frank Reilly,
Master Gardener, Prince William County
Land Care Stewards Review Diagrams and Exercises - Colleen Calderwood,
Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 Presentation for 2011 Land Care Stewards
of Reduce Reuse Recycle Presentation