This is where we'll announce the most recent
additions to our web site. If you've visited us before and want to know what's
changed, take a look here first.
Exciting new opportunity for
Advanced Master Gardener Water Stewards - a special
"advanced" Advanced session
Tree Rescue! The VT Sycamore,
damaged by storm, has been resurrected thanks to cloning.
Read more here.
Upgrades Internet Presence
- In order to serve you better the website has been, and is being totally
The Smart Yard Care Book is available!
Click here to see sample chapters and find out how to order!
The following is a list of recent additions to our web. Whenever we publish a
paper, provide a new resource, submit a status report, or add anything else to
our web, we'll put a notice here. Every month we'll remove the oldest items. The
most recent changes are listed first, and each item is linked to the page with
the updated content.
This Year's Advanced Master Gardener Training will be available at MG
College in Land Care. Click here for details.
This year Advanced Master Gardener Training will be available at MG
College in Water Quality.
Advanced Master Gardener - Tree Stewards training will be offered at Master
Gardener College this year. Click here for more details.
Barb Stewart from the National Park Service, Dave Close, The Virginia
Cooperative Extension State Master Gardener Coordinator, and Land Care Steward
Advanced Master Gardener, Frank Reilly offered a training session on the
Virginia Advanced Master Gardener Land Care Steward Program at the International
Firewise Communities Backyards & Beyond
Conference in Tampa Florida.
Click here to see a PowerPoint presentation summarizing their approach.
16 Advanced Master Gardeners completed Land Care Stewardship Training in
conjunction with Master Gardener College.
June 1st 2007.
- Advanced Master Gardener - Water Quality will be offered prior to MG
Check here for details.
- This year's Advanced Master Gardener - Water Quality training will be
offered as a Service Learning course from Virginia Tech. Teachers and others
wanting to pay tuition can take this course for credit!
Click here for
- Advanced Master Gardener Training for Tree Stewards was offered just
before MG College began. Thirteen candidates began the Advanced Master
Gardener Training on Wednesday before of MG College; and most completed the
required a set curriculum of classes throughout the college. In addition
they will work in the home Unit to assess community needs and develop the
plans to meet those needs; followed by a project, and continued service.
Advanced Master Gardeners receive advanced technical and programmatic
training in a specific area. Right now that can be Trees Stewards, Advanced
Master Gardener - Water Quality, and Advanced Master Gardener - Land Care.
The Advanced Master Gardener will then be expected to perform at least 30
hours of program-specific volunteer work to become certified as an Advanced
Master Gardener - Tree Steward. This commitment is above and beyond the
volunteer commitment to remain a Master Gardener. Likewise in order to
remain an Advanced Master Gardner, participants will need to contribute
volunteer hours above and beyond that required fro Master Gardeners.
June 14, 2006
- Advanced Master Gardener - Tree Steward Training to be offered at Master
Gardener College, 2006 Beginning on Wednesday June 21st and continuing
throughout the College at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg VA.
Click here for
January 2, 2006
December 29, 2005
September 23, 2005
July 30, 2005
- Hanover County Master Gardeners began their training in Land Care
June 23, 2005
- The initial Land Care Steward Training session at Blacksburg began.
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