Master Gardener College 2009 June 16-21, 2009 Blacksburg VA
Our 22nd MG College Focus on Woody Plants, Trees, and the services they provide
VirginiaMaster Gardener Program 30 Years of Service to the Commonwealth
Pre-College Leadership Activities Tuesday Afternoon & Evening • New Coordinator Orientation • Advanced Policy Discussions • Roundtables Wednesday • Leadership Development Training Thursday Morning • MG Coordinator Update
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! • Arborist Extraordinaire • Tree Guru
Mike Raupp Maryland IPM Expert • Appears on National Geographic TV • TV expert on Periodic Cicadas • Some say he is a “bug whisperer!”
Bonnie Appleton • Renowned for “Sane” approaches to woody landscape planting. • “Utili-trees” • Helped create America’s Anniversary Garden Program
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 • ‘Nuff said!
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 tours include VT Lab Tour:Soil, Insect and Plant Diagnostic
Thursday Afternoon also includes tours of local gardens, the Hort Gardens & Greenhouses, and much much more
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
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
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