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Eastern Shore Virginia Master Gardeners is a non-profit organization dedicated to gardening and horticulture.

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:  Summer and Fall 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 esmgva@gmail.com-

Phil Goetkin - President

Claudia Underwood- Vice President

Suzanne Grizzard- Secretary

Sue Tefler - Treasurer

Fran Kubick- Membership

Ed Dalley- Member at Large

Rita Hilton - Member at Large

Susan Weir - Webmaster



Join Us!


September 23rd at the

Onancock Farmers Market

Add the perfect plant to your garden

at bargain prices!


The Virginia Master Gardener Association (VMGA) will hold its next Board meeting

on the Eastern Shore

Saturday, October 14th 2017

9:00AM – 2:00PM at AREC

Come discover what Master Gardeners are doing all over the state of Virginia

Box lunch available for $10.00-Order by October 1st

Click on this link for the lunch order form and all the details:

VMGA Board mtg flyer



ESVMG Garden Symposium 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Take part in this unique opportunity to hear nationally recognized speakers here on the Shore.

Click on the links below for more information and registration form.

Symposium flyer:  All the details- speakers, cost, other info.

Symposium Registration Form:

print, complete, return to ESVMG

Press Release: Copy of the press release.


News and Updates

Next general membership meeting:

       October 3rd, 2017 @ 9:30am  Speaker: Dr. Anthony Picardi, lecture on mushrooms and a tour of his nearby farm

Next Executive Board Meeting:

       November 2, 2017; @ 9:30am  Speaker: TBA

All meetings are held at the AREC Building in Painter unless otherwise noted.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS AVAILABLE AT ALL MEETINGS. Click on the link below for a list of speakers, dates, and times.

Speaker Schedule


Becoming an Eastern Shore Master Gardener


CLASS WILL START ON October 4, 2017

                      Tuition is $100.00

(Includes Master Gardener Handbook, training by garden   experts, field experience)  

Please call the following number for more information

757-678-7946  EXT. 29

Click the link below for the complete class schedule including dates, topics and locations

MasterGardener 2017-18 training schedule

If you are among the many local residents who love to garden and would like to learn more, the Master Gardener program may be just what you're looking for.. 


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.

Click here for more information.



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