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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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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