Virtual Help Desk
Connect with certified Extension Master Gardeners through the Virtual Gardening Helpdesk, in partnership with the Virginia Cooperative extension.
Master Gardener Virtual Help Desk
Meet the Masters
I’ve long been drawn to ‘all things garden’. Started a tiny gardening business catering to town gardens (which included a 5,000 bulb garden for one client). Then worked for a design/build landscape company as crew leader and designer. Transitioned to container gardening business I created for small restaurants and retail desiring to improve their street presence, and residences. Eventually designed gardens for an architectural firm working with small commercial and non-profit clients. Since relocating to Richmond I’ve been trying on different gardening hats but am mostly enjoying the work under the umbrella of Richmond’s Master Gardeners and Lewis Ginter.
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.