Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener College Returns to Blacksburg in June | VTX

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Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners from across the Commonwealth will travel to Blacksburg for this year’s annual continuing education event, called Master Gardener College.

The Master Gardener College will begin June 22 with training to certify advanced-level master gardeners. When they return home, Land Stewards will be ready to bring advanced knowledge of landscaping, wildlife and land conservation to their communities. From June 23-26, there will be a variety of tours around the New River Valley, concurrent sessions covering topics such as vegetable grafting, dahlia growing, volunteering and landscaping, and keynote speakers on urban agriculture, Virginia’s native grasslands, and more.

College enrollment is open to all Virginia Extension Master Gardeners through June 15. Go here for more information and to register. On-campus housing at Virginia Tech is available.

This year’s event marks the 34th annual Master Gardener College, with past years events taking place in Norfolk and virtually. In 2021, the Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program hosted the Master Gardener International Conference.

Master Gardeners bring the resources of Virginia’s land-grant universities—Virginia Tech and Virginia State University—to the people of the Commonwealth. Contact your local Master Gardeners through your extension office or click here to learn more about gardening in Virginia and the Virginia Extension Master Gardener Program.

For more information or assistance, contact [email protected]

If you are a person with a disability and would like assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Continuing and Vocational Education at 540-231-5182 or TDD at 800-828-1120 during working hours from 9 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days before the event.

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