Welcome to the Eastern Shore Virginia Master Gardeners
Are you interested in learning more about gardening and horticulture on the Eastern Shore? Do you long to grow vegetables or fruits but don’t know where to start? Or what types of plants grow well on the seaside? If you are among the many local residents who enjoy gardening but who want to learn more, the Eastern Shore Master Gardener program is for you.
Master Gardener volunteers receive 50 hours of intensive training in all areas of Eastern Shore horticulture, sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension. After completion of training, each Master Gardener volunteer educator selects from a wide variety of activities designed to provide the public with current, reliable information on Shore gardening and horticulture.
Learning, volunteering, and sharing your knowledge offer great personal rewards --join our group of men and women of all ages in these satisfying activities.
Check out the latest newsletter-
Gardening on the Shore.
Click on the link: Spring 2016
Eastern Shore Master Gardeners
23303 Front Street
P.O. Box 60
Accomac, Virginia 23301-0060
Call Our Help Line at
757-678-7946 ext 29
E-mail us at
Julie Rogers - President
Claudia Underwood- Vice President
Suzanne Grizzard- Secretary
Mary Ann Resky - Treasurer
Fran Kubick- Membership
Christine Williams- Member at Large
Rita Hilton - Member at Large
News and Updates
Christmas Party: December 6th 11:30 A.M.
at Don's Seafood in Chincoteague. Menu, directions, and other information will be sent to members soon. Save the date!
Registration for Virginia Horticultural Foundation Home Gardener Day on January 16th is now open. Price: $85.00 before December 1st. Check your email for the link and more information.
The cook books are in!
Price: $10.00. See Rita Hilton to purchase your copy.
Becoming a Master Gardener
New Training Class starts in January!
If you are among the many local residents who love to garden and would like to learn more, the Master Gardener program may be of interest. There will be an information seminar on Wednesday, December 7th at 10:00 a.m. at the Virginia Tech Agricultural Research Center, 33446 Research Drive, Painter, Virginia 23420.
The 2017 Master Gardener class will begin on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Virginia Tech Agricultural Research Center in Painter. The cost is $100.00 which includes the Master Gardener Handbook that will be used throughout the course.
Interested? Click on the link below for an application form.
Application form: EMG application form
Volunteers must complete a background check. Click on the link below to read about the screening procedure. More information is available at the first Intern training class.
Volunteer Screening Procedure
Annual Fund-Raising Activities
The Eastern Shore Master Gardener program is a non-profit organization and each year we hold two fund-raising activities.
Our main fund-raising activity is plant the Fall Plant Sale. The plants sold at these events are grown by Eastern Shore Master Gardeners or donated by local nurseries. Plants include native perennials, annuals, herbs, shrubs and trees. The plants are varieties that are easy to grow on the Shore and each plant has growing instructions included.
Watch this space for more details. The link below is not active.
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