Spring Lecture Series 2017!

Piedmont Master Gardeners, in cooperation with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, invite you to the 2017 Spring Garden Lecture Series, starting in March! For details and to purchase tickets online go to:  piedmontmastergardeners.org/events/. The lectures are $8 per seat and open to…

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2017 Horticultural Grants

The new year has started and already gardeners are getting ready for spring.  We are pleased to announce that The Piedmont Master Gardeners are offering 2017 Horticultural Grants to Grades K-12 Educators in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. For application and guidelines…

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Albemarle County Offers a Native Plant Database

Albemarle County Offers a Native Plant Database

http://www.albemarle.org/nativeplants/ This database has a wealth of information to offer regarding native plants. You can enter the scientific name or search categories native to county, state of Virginia or USA. Here you will find information on storm water facilities, recommended…

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Join us at the Albemarle County Fair

Time is now for planning to attend and thinking about what you will enter in the Albemarle County Fair  The Albemarle County Fair needs your help! It’s as easy as showcasing your gardening, crafts, and artistic skills. Get involved. Have…

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Meadows are the new lawn

Well, not quite the new lawn, but wildflower meadows are becoming a popular alternative!  Both the Daily Progress and Charlottesville Tomorrow have published articles about the “Meadow Man” John Hermsmeier.  Other local businesses such as J.W. Townsend offer meadow installation…

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Fun at the Farmers Market

Charlottesville is a great place to live and grow your garden.  It is also a favorite of the satire website The Onion, primarily to poke fun at.  This article touches on a favorite of ours, the City Market: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Strolling…

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Charlottesville’s IPM approach

Many people have not heard of much less know what IPM is.  The EPA simply states “Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an environmentally friendly, common sense approach to controlling pests.”   The University of California provides a more technical definition: …

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