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Becoming a Master Gardener

    Date Posted: Thu, Dec 01 - 5:24 pm

    Question

  • Hello, I came across this web page and am wondering how do I become a Certified Master Gardner? Thanks, WJW
  • Answer

  • Hello there WJW, I'm so glad you are considering training to be a master gardener. We can definitely use more volunteers. If you are in the city of Richmond, there is currently no training program available due to the VA Tech extension agent position being open. But don't lose hope because Chesterfield has stepped in to take over the training. And the Richmond group is very active despite without an agent. There are some very tempting projects, If you are in another county you would need to check in with their extension agent. The contact information for all VA Tech extension agents can be found on their website along with all the information concerning training and regulations re: the Master Gardener program. You can find that info here: https://ext.vt.edu/lawn-garden/master-gardener.html. The website is chock full of useful information so becoming familiar with it will be helpful. Good luck with this endeavor!

Becoming a Master Gardener

    Date Posted: Thu, Jul 14 - 7:47 pm

    Question

  • How do I go about becoming a master gardener?
  • Answer

  • Hello there, So glad you are interested in providing this service to the community!! I've copied 3 paragraphs from the VCE website for Master Gardeners. The link for more information is at the end. From the VCE Website: Become a Virginia Extension Master Gardener! 1) Join 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! 2) To become an Extension Master Gardener, you will receive 50 hours (minimum) of training and complete 50 hours (minimum) of volunteer service. Exact hour requirements vary by county. To remain an active Extension Master Gardener, you must complete 20 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of continuing education each year. 3) Training classes and volunteer groups are handled locally by each Virginia county Extension office. Contact your local Extension office for information on your next upcoming local training. https://ext.vt.edu/lawn-garden/master-gardener/Become-a-Master-Gardener.html - Currently there is no formal training in Richmond City due to a vacancy in Extension Agents. However, Chesterfield continues to have training and they are graciously filling the void in Richmond's training services. You can contact them at vce@chesterfield.gov to find out when they will be holding the next training session. - Most of the area libraries have an EMG on site at some point each month. Check in with your local library for the exact schedule and have a chat with an EMG! If you're at the Main Branch check out the new seed catalog. - Thank you for your inquiry. Best of luck with your training!

Master Gardener Program inquiry

    Date Posted: Fri, Jun 17 - 1:54 am

    Question

  • I would like to reach Don Moore as I’m contemplating becoming a master gardener and also come from a medical background. Thank you
  • Answer

  • Hello! This is Don Moore. Feel free to reach me at dcmooreus@yahoo.com. I’d be happy to answer your questions about becoming a Master Gardener. Thanks for reaching out!

Becoming a Master Gardener

    Date Posted: Tue, Mar 08 - 9:14 pm

    Question

  • Hi, I want to become a Master Gardener! What are the deadlines to apply and how does that process look like? Thanks!
  • Answer

  • Hello there, So nice to hear you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener! The program is part of the Virginia Cooperative Extension and has offices in most counties in Virginia. Unfortunately, Richmond City does not currently have an extension agent to provide the training you are interested in. However, there are operational training programs in 3 nearby counties. Below are the 3 county offices and the contact phone numbers: Henrico (804) 501-5160, Chesterfield (804) 768-7576, Hanover (804) 752-4310. The basic components of the program are completing the training, completing the required hours for volunteering and education as an intern, and continuing to volunteer in your community annually. There are many opportunities for volunteering and providing education through community outreach. Please review the website: https://ext.vt.edu/lawn-garden/master-gardener/Become-a-Master-Gardener.html. It's full of information you'll find useful. Best of luck with your plans. We look forward to working with you!.

Testing

    Date Posted: Thu, Nov 04 - 7:44 pm

    Question

  • Just testing to see what I get when I submit a question!
  • Answer

  • Hello there!!!! This is what you get when you test. When you ask a real question, you get A LOT more. Thanks for checking in! Janice btw, I have no idea who submitted this testing question, but I have some idea.