New River Valley Master Gardener Association

Late Fall 2016


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MISSION STATEMENT

Master Gardeners are committed to learning and to communicating their knowledge of gardening to others. Master Gardeners will direct their efforts to creating and maintaining an awareness of the need for intelligent stewardship of the environment.

Announcements:

  • Commuity Grants for 2017 have been awarded. We are giving out 13 grants for a total of $4925.00.
  • Classes to become a Master Gardener and applications due by December 19th, 2016. See Trainee Class for application form.
    Becoming a master gardener involves lots of learning, but also some hours to "payback" the hours of teaching. Fewer (volunteer) hours are required yearly once you stay in the program. There is a fee of $150 for class materials. Please contact Montgomery County Extension office 540 - 382-5790 for the up to date scoop.
  • NRV Master Gardener Assoc will provide speakers on a wide variety of gardening topics. Remember; "gardening" covers a big range of stuff. If your club/group/school might need a speaker, contact the NRV coordinator at (540) 382-5790
  • Here is the list of our generous plant sale donors for this year


    The Green Market, Route 460 Pembroke Take It Outside, Route 460 Pembroke
    Walmart Pearisburg and Dublin Blacksburg Feed and Seed, N. Main St
    Lowe's, Christiansburg Crow's Nest, Price's Fork
    Riverbend (wholesale) Nursery, Riner Flowers by Drema Dawn, Pulaski
    Childress Garden, Riner Corrines, Christiansburg
    Vaughn's Greenhouse , Dublin Poor Boy's Produce, Pulaski
    Slaughter's Greenhouse, Floyd Harmony Organics, 1404 N. Main Street Blacksburg
    Walmart, Christiansburg Food Lion Christiansburg and Pulaski
    Home Depot, Christiansburg Slaughter's Greenhouse, Floyd
    T& A's Produce, Dublin Tyme to Grow , Dublin
    Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg Hahn Horticulture Garden
    Kroger in Christiansburg and Radford Private growers Curt Laub and Mitch Holcomb
    And we got some donations the day of the sale
    from people dropping off extras!


  • Link for entering hours is: virginia.volunteersystem.org
  • Mini grant applications (up to $100)for 2016-7 are available. These are only available to NRVMGA members. See the Grants page
  • Time for renewal forms Please see the Membership page. Turn these in before February 2017(both extension renewal and NRVMG Association renewals are due)
  • "In Season" newsletter See In Season
    Or to the main web site Blog from state office. These two links have lots of jpgs and can be very slow to load.
  • Questions on hours? See the membership page and particularly hour definitions

  • Please try to turn in timesheets or preferably do on-line once a month.  We all get lazy about this.
  • Your web mistress is (still) Erica Jones (until further notice).  Problems?  E-mail contact My address
  • Consider joining the state MG organization.   They have meetings held across the state and offer some seminars and potentially more political clout that individual groups.   To contact see www.vmga.net/membership.htm

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...I think the fall colors went elsewhere... and the cold weather...