2020 Spring Plant Sale

The Piedmont Master Gardeners Association and the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards will be hosting their annual plant and tree sale on the lawn at the Shops at Stonefield. To be held rain or shine, the sale will offer more than…

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Bone Broth and Consumme

Bone Broth and Consumme

Chicken stock is the way high end restaurants hydrate foods that are already par cooked for service which adds both moisture and flavor to the dish. My chef at the restaurant would use whole chicken parts with vegetables and would…

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Making Best Use of your Winter

Happy New Year, gardeners! Join me for a moment while I sip on my “manager’s discount” egg nog and see if I can help you sharpen your gardening preparedness this year, stacking the deck in your favor for the best…

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Cranberry-Apple-Orange sauce

Cranberry-Apple-Orange sauce

Merry Christmas! This month, I’ve chosen to feature cranberry sauce because most families have their highly- prized, top- secret recipes for their turkey, ham, stuffing, potatoes, and especially gravy. (Refer to November 2019 for my all-purpose chicken gravy/ cheese sauce…

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Art Poster Contest!!

Students!  Here is your chance to join a good cause, have fun, and win prizes! As part of the Piedmont Master Gardeners event THE FUTURE OF OUR LANDSCAPES IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT, we are holding an Art Poster Contest on…

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2019 Gardening Grants

It’s that time of year again! The Piedmont Master Gardener Association, a volunteer organization within the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), offers grants to Grades K-12 educators in Charlottesville City and Albemarle County. These grants are dedicated exclusively to education related…

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