PMG Association cancels all in-person programming until further notice.

The Piedmont Master Gardeners Association has made the decision to cancel all in-person programming until further notice, consistent with the Governor’s executive order and policies adopted by Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE). We regret any inconvenience for those we serve, but we must prioritize public health and safety in this rapidly evolving situation. Continue to check our website for updates regarding re-opening our local extension office as well as resuming in-person programming. Please keep in mind that when we do begin interacting with the public again, we will be operating under certain safety guidelines to help protect our office staff, our volunteers, and the public. Our office is always available by phone at 434-872-4580 from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and a VCE staff member will help direct your inquiries to the correct contact.

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Virtual Orientation Session: How to Become a Master Gardener Volunteer Educator

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, October 15, 6 to 7 pm. Online via Zoom.  Attend one of the three October orientation sessions to learn about becoming an Extension Master Gardener in 2021. Extension Master Gardeners are volunteer educators of the Virginia Cooperative Extension, dedicated to working through community outreach education and promoting science-based environmentally sound horticulture practices and sustainable landscape management.

To register for an orientation session and receive a Zoom link, call 540-727-3435 or email This session is hosted by Rapidan River Extension for residents of the Albemarle-Charlottesville area and five neighboring counties.  For more details on orientation sessions, click here.

Additional Albemarle-Charlottesville orientation sessions may be requested by calling 434-872-4582 or emailing

For 2021, the training program to become an Extension Master Gardener will be Thursdays from 6-9 pm from January to May via Zoom, with Saturday morning workshops at Montpelier and Tufton Farm.  The application deadline is November 1, 2020.  For more information on becoming an Extension Master Gardener, click here.


October 15
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Zoom session