New River Valley Master Gardener Association

Sept 2015

NRVMGA Meetings Calendar
Out-of-Town Calendar
Trainee Class
Bylaws and Rules
Grant Program
Fund Raising

Master Gardeners are committed to learning and to communicating their knowledge of gardening to others. Master Gardeners will direct their efforts to creating and maintaining an awareness of the need for intelligent stewardship of the environment.


  • NRV Master Gardener Assoc will provide speakers on a wide variety of gardening topics. Remember; "gardening" covers a big range of stuff. If your club/group/school might need a speaker, contact the NRV coordinator at (540) 382-5790
  • Our annual May plant sale happened with gusto and for the first time ever IT DID NOT RAIN!!! Here is a list of our generous donors.

    Riverbend Nursery, Riner Lacie's in the Valley
    Childress Garden, Riner Corrines, Christiansburg
    Vaughn's Greenhouse , Dublin Poor Boy's Produce, Pulaski
    Take it Outside, Pembroke Christiansburg Garden Center, Christiansburg
    Slaughter's Greenhouse, Floyd Enchanters' Garden, Hinton, WV (visit by appt only)
    Walmart in Christiansburg Dublin Food Lion in Dublin, Christiansburg, Radford
    Home Depot, Christiansburg Slaughter's Greenhouse, Floyd
    Crow's Nest, Blacksburg Tyme to Grow , Dublin
    The Green Market, Pembroke T& A's Produce, Dublin
    Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg Lowe's in Christiansburg
    Kroger in Christiansburg & Radford Private growers Curt Laub and Mitch Holcomb

    Some of these businesses have given in previous years, but we got some new ones too this year. Please, please when you go in these places, thanks the businesses for their support. I know from personal experience, a lot of these places get "hit" up pretty regularly for donations.
  • Meetings coming up:
    • September - Thursday, Sept. 10th at 6pm - Mountain Lake Conservancy (Giles Co). Carpooling availabe at intersection of Rt 460 and Mt Lake Rd. Contact the president.
    • October Red Sun Farm site visit - Monday 19 at 6pm (Dublin; Pulaski Co)
    • NovemberThursday, Nov. 19 general meeting (Grant presentations) - 6 pm MCGov't Center
  • Mini grant applications (up to $100)for 2015 NOW being accepted. These are only available to NRVMGA members, and there is still money. Grants page
  • The current list of physical projects in the area is now posted. See See the the projects page
  • "In Season" newsletter See In Season
  • Questions on hours? See the membership page and particularly hour definitions

  • Please try to turn in timesheets or preferably do on-line once a month.  Sorry, new policy.
  • Your new web mistress is Erica Jones (until further notice).  Problems?  E-mail contact My address
  • Consider joining the state MG organization.  They have meetings held across the state and offer some seminars and potentially more political clout that individual groups.   To contact see
  • Link to NRV Friends of the Library >>.  Friends of Library  << They have supported NRVMG with enthusiasm.

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