What is the VCE Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program?
The VCE (Virginia Cooperative Extension) Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program trains participants to become VCE Master Gardener Volunteers in practical gardening and landscaping techniques both, preserving and protecting the environment. The classes are taught by the horticulture extension agent, experts, and professionals in the different fields.
What is a certified VCE Master Gardener?
Certified VCE MGVs are trained volunteers who help their community by teaching others environmentally sound landscape gardening techniques. VCE MGVs complete 50 hours of classroom training and 50 internship hours. Master Gardener volunteers continue to volunteer in the community.
What do Master Gardeners do?
Primarily, MGVs are educators in the community. Our projects include school- based programs, a horticulture help-line, plant clinics, maintaining demonstration gardens, horticulture therapy and others.
Who should take the class?
If you love gardening and beautifying the environment, if you want to share what you learn with others, then you should take this class! Master Gardeners provide a vast array of opportunities to learn and grow as gardeners and volunteers.
When and where does the training class begin?
-Wednesday January 11th continuing each Wednesday for 15 weeks.
-9am to 12pm at VCE - Culpeper, VCE - Greene, VCE - Madison, and VCE - Orange
How much does the class cost?
The tuition is $145. This price covers the cost of study materials and instructor fees. The deadline is December 14th; please plan to attend one of the orientations list below.
What topics are covered in the classroom training?
2017 Culpeper, Greene, Madison, and Orange County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course
Botany IntegratedPest Management
Trees & Shrubs
Diseases Vegetable Gardening
Soils & Fertilizers
Sharing knowledge. Empowering Communities
For information, call or email
VCE – Culpeper County
(540) 727-3435 ext. 355 email@example.com Or VCE – Greene County (434) 985-5236 firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I learn more?
Wednesday Nov 30th VCE - Culpeper Thursday Dec 1st VCE - Madison Tuesday Dec 13th VCE - Greene Wednesday Dec 14th VCE - Orange
All orientations begin at 11 am
Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg. VT/1015/VCE-654NP/490-112