The Hanover Master Gardener Association Is:
Collectively, Hanover MasterGardeners volunteer hundreds of thousands of hours to the Hanover County community, educating and assisting children and adults of all ages about the love of gardening. Additionally, we provide grants to Hanover County educators for agricultural projects in grades K-12.
As we spread the good word about how much fun the Hanover Master Gardener Association is, we invite new friends and faces to join the fold and reap the benefits of becoming a member. Once you have completed the Master Gardener Training Course (starting Jan of each year), we invite you to become an Association Member! Get a cool name badge, Hanover Master Gardener Association hat and gain the distiction of enhanced knowledge of our natural world. The greatest benefit is in knowing you are supporting the organization that supports you and your community as a Master Gardener.
2016 Hanover Master Gardener Training Classes:
Master Gardeners are trained volunteer community leaders working with people to increase knowledge and understanding of environmentally sound horticulture. They seek to improve the quality of life in their communities through education. Master Gardeners are individuals who are specially trained by the Virginia Cooperative Extension which are a group of specialists and Extension Agents who extend the knowledge of Virginia’s Land Grant Universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State. We are looking for individuals who love gardening, enjoy teaching others, feel a strong commitment to community service, and feel strongly about preserving natural resources.
Hanover Master Gardener Training classes are offered in January of each year. The 2016 class runs from January 7 through the first week of April and meets every Monday and Thursday. The training course is held in the afternoon from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Ashland Public Library, 201 S Railroad Ave, Ashland, VA 23005.
An Open House will be held on October 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Hanover Parks and Recreation’s Meeting Room, 13015 Taylor Complex Lane, Ashland, VA 23005. The processes of becoming and being a Master Gardener will be discussed. You will leave the meeting knowing if being a Master Gardener is right for you.
If you are ready to commit to the program, then complete the application and mail it back to the Hanover County Extension Office (13015 Taylor Complex Lane, Ashland, VA 23005). Applications must be returned by November 2, 2015. Some preference may be given to Hanover County residents. Once you are accepted into the program, the fee for the program is $125 for individuals and $145 for couples.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Extension Office at 804-752-4310 during business hours or note it on your application.
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In 2015, The Hanover Master Gardener Association will award $500 grants, in memory of Roddey Jones, to Hanover County educators for agricultural projects in grades