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Master Gardener College 2009 June 16-21, 2009 Blacksburg VA Our 22 nd MG College Focus on Woody Plants, Trees, and the services they provide Virginia Master Gardener Program 30 Years of Service to the Commonwealth Pre-College Leadership Activities Tuesday Afternoon & Evening

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master gardener college 2009

Master Gardener College 2009

June 16-21, 2009

Blacksburg VA

our 22 nd mg college

Our 22nd MG College

Focus on Woody Plants, Trees, and the services they provide

virginia master gardener program

VirginiaMaster Gardener Program

30 Years of Service to the Commonwealth

pre college leadership activities
Pre-College Leadership Activities

Tuesday Afternoon & Evening

  • New Coordinator Orientation
  • Advanced Policy Discussions
  • Roundtables


  • Leadership Development Training

Thursday Morning

  • MG Coordinator Update
advanced master gardener training
Advanced Master Gardener Training
  • Tree Stewards
  • Learn how to organize and train community and Urban Tree Stewards
  • Specialized Technical Training begins Wednesday
  • A Special Service Learning Opportunity Thursday PM
joe murray s triumphant return
Joe Murray’s triumphant return!
  • Arborist Extraordinaire
  • Tree Guru
mike raupp
Mike Raupp

Maryland IPM Expert

  • Appears on National Geographic TV
  • TV expert on Periodic Cicadas
  • Some say he is a “bug whisperer!”
bonnie appleton
Bonnie Appleton
  • Renowned for “Sane” approaches to woody landscape planting.
  • “Utili-trees”
  • Helped create America’s Anniversary Garden Program
holly scoggins
Holly Scoggins
  • VT Associate Professor - Floriculture
  • Director, Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech
  • Master Gardener College Legend
  • Nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
alex niemiera
Alex Niemiera
  • ‘Nuff said!
early in the week we develop leaders

New Coordinator’s Training begins TuesdayWednesday & Thursday - Training for all leadersSharing of ideas all the timeProgrammatic Training!

Early in the Week we Develop Leaders.
Thursday Afternoon also includes tours of local gardens, the Hort Gardens & Greenhouses, and much much more
remember brag night
Remember Brag Night
  • See for info about what we look forConsider Search for Excellence your Unit could be submitted for national acclaimFocus on your units accomplishments in one of these 5 areas:SLM1 – Environmental Value of the LandscapeSLM2 – Horticulture & Landscaping for Youth SLM3 – Economic & Community Value of the LandscapeSLM4 – Food Nutrition & Food SafetySLM5 – Horticulture Therapy
remember to apply for a scholarship
Remember to Apply for a Scholarship
  • VMGA supports College and Master Gardeners by offering 6 Scholarships to College
  • You must be nominated by your Extension Agent or Unit Coordinator
  • See:

there are festivities
There are Festivities
  • Silent Auction goodies for you and funds for the State MG Coordinator Endowment
  • Wine & Cheese Social
  • Plant Sale & Swap
  • Picnic on Sunday