Welcome to the Eastern Shore Virginia Master Gardeners
Are you interested in learning more about gardening and horticulture on the Eastern Shore? Do you long to grow vegetables or fruits but don’t know where to start? Or what types of plants grow well on the seaside? If you are among the many local residents who enjoy gardening but who want to learn more, the Eastern Shore Master Gardener program is for you.
Master Gardener volunteers receive 50 hours of intensive training in all areas of Eastern Shore horticulture, sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension. After completion of training, each Master Gardener volunteer educator selects from a wide variety of activities designed to provide the public with current, reliable information on Shore gardening and horticulture.
Learning, volunteering, and sharing your knowledge offer great personal rewards --join our group of men and women of all ages in these satisfying activities.
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Gardening on the Shore Winter 2016 newsletter
Eastern Shore Master Gardeners
23303 Front Street
P.O. Box 60
Accomac, Virginia 23301-0060
Call Our Help Line at
757-678-7946 ext 29
E-mail us at
Julie Rogers - President
Claudia Underwood- Vice President
Suzanne Grizzard- Secretary
Mary Ann Resky - Treasurer
Fran Kubick- Membership
Christine Williams- Member at Large
Rita Hilton - Member at Large
News and Updates
Reminder to all active members:
2016 Membership dues are due now!
January 6- April 13: Master Gardener Training classes.
Classes to be held from 9:00 - 3:00 at theVirginia Tech Agricultural Research Center, 33446 Research Drive, Painter, Virginia 23417.
Click here for 2016 Training Class schedule
March 15th: Deadline to submit recipes for our cookbook.
Recipe Writing Tips: Read this first!
Instructions to enter recipes: click here
May 6th: Louis Ginter Botanical Garden trip. See the link for the trip flyer on the Member Login pages.
Becoming a Master Gardener
The Master Gardener training program offers you the opportunity to benefit from a different expert each class day, plus field trips to enhance what you are learning. In addition, you meet a wonderful group of people with common interests. The training is offered once a year, usually one day a week, January through April..
The Eastern Shore Master Gardener (ESVMG) Program 2016 Master Gardener training class is currently in session. No new applications will be accepted at this time.
The classes will be held in Painter beginning January 6 and continue every Wednesday from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. until April 13. For more information and the application contact the Eastern Shore of Virginia Gardeners hotline at 678-7946 x29
OR click on the link below:
Application form: mg application-1
Volunteers must complete a background check. Click on the link below to read about the screening procedure. More information is available at the first Intern training class.
Volunteer Screening Procedure
Annual Fund-Raising Activities
The Eastern Shore Master Gardener program is a non-profit organization and each year we hold two fund-raising activities.
Our main fund-raising activity is plant the Fall Plant Sale. The plants sold at these events are grown by Eastern Shore Master Gardeners or donated by local nurseries. Plants include native perennials, annuals, herbs, shrubs and trees. The plants are varieties that are easy to grow on the Shore and each plant has growing instructions included.
Watch this space for more details. The link below is not active.
Click here for more information.