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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

June 16-21, 2009

Blacksburg VA


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Our 22nd MG College

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


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VirginiaMaster Gardener Program

30 Years of Service to the Commonwealth


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Pre-College Leadership Activities

Tuesday Afternoon & Evening

  • New Coordinator Orientation

  • Advanced Policy Discussions

  • Roundtables

    Wednesday

  • Leadership Development Training

    Thursday Morning

  • MG Coordinator Update


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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


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Joe Murray’s triumphant return!

  • Arborist Extraordinaire

  • Tree Guru


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Mike Raupp

Maryland IPM Expert

  • Appears on National Geographic TV

  • TV expert on Periodic Cicadas

  • Some say he is a “bug whisperer!”


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Bonnie Appleton

  • Renowned for “Sane” approaches to woody landscape planting.

  • “Utili-trees”

  • Helped create America’s Anniversary Garden Program


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Holly Scoggins

  • VT Associate Professor - Floriculture

  • Director, Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech

  • Master Gardener College Legend

  • Nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!


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Alex Niemiera

  • ‘Nuff said!


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

Early in the Week we Develop Leaders.


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Thursday Afternoon tours include VT Lab Tour:Soil, Insect and Plant Diagnostic


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Thursday Afternoon also includes tours of local gardens, the Hort Gardens & Greenhouses, and much much more


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Remember Brag Night Hort Gardens & Greenhouses, and much much more

  • See www.VMGA.net 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


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College is for Recognition Hort Gardens & Greenhouses, and much much moreTurn in your contributed hours!


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Remember to Apply for a Scholarship Hort Gardens & Greenhouses, and much much more

  • VMGA supports College and Master Gardeners by offering 6 Scholarships to College

  • You must be nominated by your Extension Agent or Unit Coordinator

  • See:

    VMGA.net/Endowment/Scholarship2009.htm


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There are Festivities Hort Gardens & Greenhouses, and much much more

  • Silent Auction goodies for you and funds for the State MG Coordinator Endowment

  • Wine & Cheese Social

  • Plant Sale & Swap

  • Picnic on Sunday



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