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: Spring 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
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
Several of our members received special recognition at the Virginia Master Gardeners College this summer:
Jack Humphries was named Conservation Educator of the Year!
Jack and Rita Hilton were awarded their 2,000 volunteer hours certificates and pins.
Julie Rogers was awarded her 1,000 volunteer hours certificate and pin.
The cook books are in!
Price: $10.00. See Rita Hilton to purchase your copy.
Check out the Plant Clinic and
Onancock Farmers Market
every second Saturday
Dates: August 13 September 10 October 8
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 classes are finished for Spring 2016. If you are interested in future classes, keep checking this space for updates.
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.
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