What Do Rockbridge Master Gardeners Do?
As a public service to Rockbridge County, Master Gardeners assist the Virginia Cooperative Extension agent in educating and informing the public. They accomplish these goals in a number of ways.
Answer questions and volunteer solutions to common gardening and landscaping problems through the Extension Office and though Master Gardener run Plant Clinics.
Hold an annual plant sale where plants, small trees, shrubs and a variety of garden items are sold, many of which are provided by Master Gardeners. These sales provide funding for the many MG projects.
Organize and administer the horticulture showings at the Rockbridge Regional Fair.
Staff a booth at the Rockbridge Community Festival.
Write articles for the local newspapers.
Teach children at Rockbridge area schools with both classroom instruction and demonstration gardens.
Work on a team to plan and implement public gardens as models of design and content.
Sponsor public programs on gardening topics.
150 S. Main St., 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 1383
Lexington, VA 24450
Tel: (540) 463-4734
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Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.