Are you looking for a speaker for your club or organization?

As a part of the Virginia Cooperative Extension, Piedmont Master Gardeners offer speakers on a wide range of gardening topics in keeping with our mission to educate, engage, and inspire our Charlottesville/Albemarle communities to value and follow environmentally responsible, science-based horticultural practices. Our presentations are based on using environmentally sustainable, sound horticulture practices and principles and are informative and fun!  Contact us today by completing the request form or email our coordinator Judy Reigel at

Our coordinator will give you a call to discuss your interests.  With enough lead time we can create a tailored talk for your organization.  Alternatively, we have the following talks prepared in a thirty to forty-minute PowerPoint format which can be presented by one of our Master Gardeners.  Our prepared talk “library” includes the following:

  • Backyard Composting
  • Container Gardening
  • Growing Roses
  • Insects
  • Adding Natives to Your Landscapes
  • Getting Started in the Vegetable Garden
  • Basics of Food Preservation
  • Soil Food Web
  • Shade Gardening
  • Spring Garden Cleanup
  • Seed Starting
  • Sustainable Gardening and Landscape Practices in a Changing Climate
  • Deer-o-Scaping
  • “The Grass Is Always Greener on the Other Side,” but must it be?
  • Pollinators in Your Garden

The Piedmont Master Gardeners Association Speakers Bureau does not charge a fee for speakers, however, as a non-profit volunteer organization, we accept and appreciate donations.  Your donation helps to support our program and activities in our community.