Virginia Master Gardeners gather at Virginia Tech to learn and network

VT News cutlineBy SARA LEPLEY

VT student


BLACKSBURG — Nearly 250 Master Gardeners from across Virginia will attend the 27th annual Master Gardener College at Virginia Tech June 25-29.

The conference, hosted by Virginia Cooperative Extension, offers continuing education for its more than 5,500 Master Gardener volunteers.

At first glance, Virginia Master Gardener College would appear to be a typical professional development conference with opportunities for Master Gardeners to gain recertification, increase their gardening knowledge, and network with other volunteers.

Considering that the attendees also kayak the New River, grab lunch at a campus dining hall, and stay in dorms, however, they may feel more like they are at summer camp.

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