The Piedmont Master Gardener Association provides research-, science-based gardening information to the community of Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville.

Here you will find our calendar of gardening events, resources to answer your gardening questions, a lively and topical monthly newsletter (The Garden Shed), a list of our projects and community partners, and information on how to become a Piedmont Master Gardener.

Ask a Master Gardener posts go live on our Facebook page every other Wednesday. Read our most recent question and answer: There are several species of ticks in Virginia. Do I need to be concerned about all of them? How do I identify different types of ticks? What do I do if I get a tick bite and how do I protect myself and prevent tick bites?

Join us in adopting sustainable living practices. Read more HERE on how to be a steward of the environment.

 Upcoming Events & Programs

For more information on any of our programs, visit our Events page.

The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority has three upcoming events, at the Ivy Material Utilization Center, for homeowners to discard of household waste that you cannot throw in your weekly bin.

Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Days will be held from 9 am to 2 pm on Friday, Apr. 30 and Saturday, May 1.

Bulky Waste Amnesty Day is actually three separate days dedicated to different large items. Each Amnesty Day is from 8:30 am to 4 pm. May 8 is reserved for furniture and mattresses, May 15 is reserved for appliances, and May 22 is reserved for tires.

eWaste Collection is being held on Saturday, Apr. 24 from 9 am to 3 pm. You must pre-register for this and is limited to the first 350 people who register! Registration will begin at 8 am on Mar. 31.

Check out their flyer for more information on these events.
Sign up on their website to be notified about these special collection dates.




The 5th Street Albemarle County Office Building is still closed to the general public until further notice due to COVID-19. Please check our contact page for more information or visit the local extension website for information about the office.


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