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Master Gardener

Master Gardener

Virtual Help Desk

Connect with certified Extension Master Gardeners through the Virtual Gardening Helpdesk, in partnership with the Virginia Cooperative extension.

Help Desk

Simply submit the form with your question and your answer will be privately emailed back to you and posted here on our question and answer forum. It's that simple! Virginia Extension Master Gardeners are part of a dedicated team of more than 5,000 volunteers who work in communities throughout Virginia to promote research-based horticulture. Extension Master Gardeners (EMGs) provide vital public education related to creating and managing home landscapes, vegetable gardening, turf management, and more.

Master Gardener Virtual Help Desk

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Meet the Masters

Don Moore

Don is a lifelong resident of Richmond and a graduate of Virginia Tech. He’s had a lengthy career in the healthcare management industry, and has always had a passion for gardening. Don has been a certified Master Gardener in Richmond through the Virginia Extension Cooperative for the last five years. He also volunteers at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden where his focus is on plant propagation in the Greenhouse. Don enjoys collaborating with other gardeners and sharing experiences, challenges, and new ideas.

Sara Brazier

Sara is a RVA native and Virginia Tech alumni. While her studies in school primarily focused on caring for animals, she was able to sneak in an indoor plants class and has found joy growing plants both indoors and outdoors since she was young. Sara was able to join the Richmond Master Gardeners in 2021 and is most passionate about growing flowers and bringing natives back to our landscapes. She loves the peace and connection that can be found both in the garden and amongst the gardening community.