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What do we do?

Throughout the year the Nelson County Master Gardeners host and attend public events around the county, including garden festivals, farmers markets, crafts, and other programs to bring sound gardening advice to event-goers. We talk one-on-one with the public and we will discuss with you what plants will grow in different conditions, how to help them thrive, and we will even diagnose your plant problems if you bring us a sample.

Our goal is to help the public learn easy-to-follow tips they can do on their own that will help them get more joy from their gardens, and to learn from research-based Extension and other sources what can go wrong in the garden and what to do about it in environmentally sensitive ways.

Upcoming Events

Thanks for everyone who came out to our annual plant sale which was held:

May 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.

at the Rockfish Valley Community Center

 

JOIN US!

INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF KEY GARDENING TOPICS

Presented by the Nelson County Master Gardeners Association

Tuesday June 11 6 p.m. |Growing Mushrooms

@Rockfish Prebyterian Church, 5016 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA

Presenter(s): Brandon Sharp, Hilly City Mushrooms, Lynchburg, VA

Tuesday September 10, 6 p.m. |The Whys and How-Tos of Companion Gardening

@Rockfish Prebyterian Church, 5016 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA

Presenter(s): Grace monger, Extension Agent, Nelson County

 

All sessions are open to the public, free of charge, and no registration is necessary.

Find us at the Nelson County Farmer's Market on Saturdays from 8am-Noon from May to October!

Also visit us at the RVCC Indoor Markets in the fall & winter months 

Past events included: 

Tuesday April 9th 2 p.m. |Effects of Light Pollution on Native Plants and Pollinators

@Rockfish Prebyterian Church, 5016 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA

Presenter(s): Emily Byers, Dark Skies Piedmont

Tuesday May 14, 2 p.m. |Creating and Caring for Container Gardeners

@Rockfish Prebyterian Church, 5016 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA

Presenter(s): Ashley Appling, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Culpeper

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