Hanover Master Gardener Association is a volunteer organization. Our mission is to promote and support the Hanover office of Virginia Cooperative Extension by providing environmental and horticultural information and education to its members and to the public through approved projects that meet the need of Hanover County.
Volunteers do not get paid; not because they are
worthless but because they are PRICELESS.
What is a Master Gardener?
A Master Gardener is a volunteer with Virginia Cooperative Extension who has been trained to help the general public with their gardening questions. Each Master Gardener must take approximately 50 hours of classroom training, pass an exam and serve an internship. In order to maintain their status each Master Gardener is required to complete eight hours of continuing education and volunteer 20 hours of service per year.
How to Become a Master Gardener – If you have an interest in gardening and sharing your knowledge with others you can take our training classes. Master Gardener Training.
Answer Your Gardening Questions – The Hanover Master Gardener Association coordinates gardening related activities in Hanover County. We are available to answer your gardening questions. You can contact our help desk at 804-752-4310 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Roving Help Desk – We also take our Help Desk “on the road” and set up a booth at many local events and in some garden centers. (Roving Help Desk Schedule ) Due to Covid we currently do not have any events scheduled. Contact our Help Desk at 804-752-4310 or email@example.com with your questions.
Home Gardening Series – We offer a series of classes on topics of interest to home gardeners which are free and open to the public. These classes are held on Saturday mornings and are currently being done with ZOOM. However you do have to pre-register. The schedule and pre-registration link can be found at Home Gardening Series for 2021.
Guest Speakers – Master Gardeners are available to speak on a variety of topics to civic and professional groups. Contact us at 804-752-4310 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Horticultural Grants Program – Grants of up to $500 are available on a competitive basis throughout the year. On–line Form.
Spring Plant Sale – Hanover Master Gardens Association was formed to help coordinate the gardening needs of the community with the volunteers. Our only money raising project is our Annual Plant Sale each spring. Due to Covid we have been unable to have plant sales in 2020 and 2021. We hope to be back in 2022. Most of the plants offered have been donated by our members. We also offer garden related “yard-sale” items. Several for-profit vendors join us to provide a wide variety of products available. The Plant Sale is typically held in the parking lot of the Hanover Friends Evangelical Church which is across from Lowes in Mechanicsville. See information about the plants we have offered for sale in previous years at From Our Gardens to Yours .
From Garden to Table – Master Gardeners are interested in fruits and veggies both growing them and eating them. We are posting some of our favorite recipes. Recipes