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.
Check out the latest newsletter-
Gardening on the Shore.
Click on the link: Summer and Fall 2016
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
Phil Goetkin - President
Claudia Underwood- Vice President
Suzanne Grizzard- Secretary
Sue Tefler - Treasurer
Fran Kubick- Membership
Ed Dalley- Member at Large
Rita Hilton - Member at Large
Susan Weir - Webmaster
NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
ESVMG Garden Symposium
Saturday, October 21, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Take part in this unique opportunity to hear nationally recognized speakers here on the Shore.
Click on the links below for more information and registration form.
Symposium Flyer: All the details- speakers, cost, other info.
Symposium Registration Form:
print, complete, return to ESVMG
Press Release: Copy of the press release.
News and Updates
Next general membership meeting:
August 1st , 9:30 AM Speaker:
. Russell Vreeland will make a presentation on native bees.
Next Executive Board Meeting:
September 5th 2017, 9:30 am
All meetings are held at the AREC Building in Painter unless otherwise noted.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS AVAILABLE AT ALL MEETINGS. Click on the link below for a list of speakers, dates, and times.
The Virginia Master Gardener Association (VMGA) will hold its next Board meeting
on the Eastern Shore
Saturday, October 14th 2017
9:00AM – 2:00PM at AREC
Come discover what Master Gardeners are doing all over the state of Virginia!
Box lunch available for $10.00
Details to follow
Becoming a Master Gardener
If you are among the many local residents who love to garden and would like to learn more, the Master Gardener program may be of interest.
The next training class will be held in Spring, 2018.
Interested? Click on the link below for an application form.
Application form: EMG application form
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.