Education Committee

Did you know that in the first year of the Virginia Master Gardener Association, a main activity undertaken by assisting with the annual Master Gardener training in Blacksburg, today’s MG College? As we wrote our Articles of Incorporation and applied to be a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization in the early 1990’s, VMGA recognized its role in providing continuing education. The focus of VMGA’s Education Committee is to provide continuing education at a reasonable cost, especially important as not all local units or associations have the resources to conduct events. And all VCE-MGs must have a minimum of eight hours of continuing education to maintain certification.

The Education Committee conducts education events, usually in the fall and spring of the year. Events address the training needs of VCE-MGs and are held at various locations around the state so that all have this opportunity. VMGA members receive a discount on registration fees. Information on upcoming education events is found on the Home page of this website and below.

When they become available, updates on the next upcoming VMGA Education Event can be found here.

The Education Committee would like to hear your ideas of training needs, speakers and locations! The committee will be very glad you took the time to provide input. Or perhaps you’d like to assist the Education Committee? Write the Chair of the Education Committee! [add email forward]