Welcome to the Virginia Master Gardener Association
The mission of the Virginia Master Gardener Association is to foster communication, education and fellowship among Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers.
- Connection with Members
Your VMGA Executive Committee is identifying ways to enhance communications with members. A recent effort resulted in finding or updating email addresses of more than 50 members with whom we have lost contact.
Email distributions deliver news in the fastest, most efficient and sustainable way. If you change email addresses, please remember to provide your update to the Membership Chair! We don’t want you to miss a single issue of The VMGA Report, the membership directory or announcements of meetings, scholarship nominations or education event registrations.
- VMGA recently had its tax exempt organization status retroactively reinstated by the IRS. If your organization is pursuing 501(c)3 status, you may want to check out Helpful Tips.
- Get more exposure for your unit’s or association’s events by posting on the VMGA calendar! Send events to Calendar Editor Kathryn Debnar or Calendar@vmga.net
- All other items for the VMGA website should continue to be sent to Dave Banks-- firstname.lastname@example.org
- At Master Gardener College 2014, 6 units made submissions for the annual Virginia Search for Excellence prize. Winners are urged to compete for National Awards in the Search for Excellence. There are 7 categories in the competition. The submissions were judged by a team of judges.
The winning Units were:
- Youth Programming – James City County (1st)
- Demonstration Garden – Norfolk (1st)
- Community Service – New River Valley (1st)
- Innovative -- Northern Virginia (1st), Hanover (2nd)
- Communications Committee. Annual report for 2013
- VMGA Logo merchandise is available: For more information and ordering instructions see our MG Gear page
- VCE Advanced Master Gardener & Stewards Page