460 Stagecoach Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902-6441 434/872-4580 Fax: 434/872-4578
Since 1989, the Piedmont Master Gardeners Association has gathered Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Master Gardeners in Central Virginia to share gardening wisdom, enjoy camaraderie, learn new skills, and contribute to local communities through dozens of volunteer activities.
Our members run the gamut from full-time farmers to 'weekend warriors' from young parents to high-energy seniors. What we all have in common is a passion for 'playing in the dirt' and a desire to give something back to our neighborhoods, towns, and parks. Every member of PMG volunteers a minimum of twenty hours each year to create or maintain public landscaping, teach classes or workshops, or answer the public's questions on a wide variety of gardening topics. Our demonstration garden in Charlottesville, “The Rocks,” is just one of many projects designed and driven by PMG volunteers.
Reference Desk for gardening tips and hands-on help
Calendar of Events for happenings here and in the surrounding area.
Volunteer Projects to learn more about how the PMG is working in the community.
We look forward to supporting residents as they grow and cultivate their gardens!
The PMG Horticultural Help Desk- provides guidance and support for the community.
Telephone: (434) 872-4583, 9:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.
Virginia Cooperative Extension Office and the Horticulture Help Desk-
Location: Albemarle County Office Building #5, 2nd floor
Address: 460 Stagecoach Road, Charlottesville, Virginia
Details about this new resource for gardeners can be found by clicking the hyperlink above.
Events Close to Home-
The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards (CATS) will provide a $25 tree voucher to homeowners in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties this spring to encourage more trees to be planted. Applicants must have a property less than a half acre, agree to call Miss Utility before they dig, and know the mature height and width of the tree selected. Make application by emailing CATSTreeVoucher2013@gmail.com and providing name, address and phone number.
The Tree Voucher Program is funded by the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and a matching grant from an anonymous tree steward. Five garden centers will redeem the tree vouchers:
Snow’s on Avon Street,
Southern States on Harris Street,
Southern States on Rt. 29 North,
The Garden Spot on West Rio Road, and
Ivy Corner on Rt. 250.
The trees suggested by CATS for purchase are native trees with mature heights of 25′ to 30.’ This size tree will fit appropriately under power lines. A larger tree may be selected if the homeowner has the space for it. CATS will mail the tree voucher and information about planting a tree following application to the program. Tree stewards will assist in the planting of the tree if requested by the owner.
Suggested trees are redbud, dogwood, cherry tree, serviceberry, fringe tree, and sourwood. The Tree Voucher Program is an expansion of the program last spring with 14 homeowners in the Fifeville neighborhood of Charlottesville.
For more information, contact Jacki Vawter at 974-7683.