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Eastern Shore Virginia Master Gardeners is a non-profit organization dedicated to gardening and horticulture.

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 esmgva@gmail.com-

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



News and Updates

Home Gardeners Day: January 16, 2017

Reality Store Volunteers: January 19. 2017, 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Next general membership meeting:

         February 7,2017, 9:30 am: Paul Tiffany speaker

Next Executive Board Meeting:

         March 7, 2017, 9:30 am


Garden Symposium: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The cook books are in!

Price: $10.00.  See Rita Hilton to purchase your copy.

Becoming a Master Gardener

New Training Class starts in January!

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.  There will be an information seminar on Wednesday, December 7th at 10:00 a.m. at the Virginia Tech Agricultural Research Center, 33446 Research Drive, Painter, Virginia 23420.


The 2017 Master Gardener class will begin on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Virginia Tech Agricultural Research Center in Painter. The cost is $100.00 which includes the Master Gardener Handbook that will be used throughout the course.

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.

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