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  1. Master Gardener College 2009 June 16-21, 2009 Blacksburg VA

  2. Our 22nd MG College Focus on Woody Plants, Trees, and the services they provide

  3. VirginiaMaster Gardener Program 30 Years of Service to the Commonwealth

  4. Pre-College Leadership Activities Tuesday Afternoon & Evening • New Coordinator Orientation • Advanced Policy Discussions • Roundtables Wednesday • Leadership Development Training Thursday Morning • MG Coordinator Update

  5. 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

  6. Joe Murray’s triumphant return! • Arborist Extraordinaire • Tree Guru

  7. Mike Raupp Maryland IPM Expert • Appears on National Geographic TV • TV expert on Periodic Cicadas • Some say he is a “bug whisperer!”

  8. Bonnie Appleton • Renowned for “Sane” approaches to woody landscape planting. • “Utili-trees” • Helped create America’s Anniversary Garden Program

  9. Holly Scoggins • VT Associate Professor - Floriculture • Director, Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech • Master Gardener College Legend • Nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

  10. Alex Niemiera • ‘Nuff said!

  11. New Coordinator’s Training begins TuesdayWednesday & Thursday - Training for all leadersSharing of ideas all the timeProgrammatic Training! Early in the Week we Develop Leaders.

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

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

  14. Remember Brag Night • 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

  15. College is for RecognitionTurn in your contributed hours!

  16. 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: VMGA.net/Endowment/Scholarship2009.htm

  17. 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

  18. Master Gardeners come in all sizes! And they all love MG College