Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners (VCE-MGs) are volunteers with Extension dedicated to working with the community to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices through sustainable landscape management educational programs. The VCE-MG training was created by Extension to meet an enormous increase in requests from home gardeners for unbiased, research-based horticultural information. VCE-MGs provide communities with locally identified programs, including answers to individual questions via: hotlines and plant clinics; radio, newspaper, and computer links; educational programs to meet targeted needs, such as the establishment of community gardens for low income and elderly persons; education for the preservation of historic landscapes; urban tree planting programs; and guidance in making the natural environment accessible to all residents regardless of disabilities, incomes, or where they live.
Visit the site for the Virginia Master Gardener Program, or the website for the Central Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association.
Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners cover the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren.
Master Food Volunteers
Combine your love of cooking, nutrition, physical activity, and helping others by becoming a Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteer. The Master Food Volunteer Program helps Extension reach more Virginians with up-to-date, research-based knowledge on food preparation, nutrition, food safety, and physical activity. Volunteers help support Extension’s family and consumer sciences agents through education and outreach efforts.
Includes training in the following areas: