Gardeners honor trainees during August meeting

The South Central Master Gardeners held their quarterly board meeting during August and presented two trainees with their certificate for passing the program. The South Central Master Gardeners represent the counties of Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Nottoway and Lunenburg.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners (VCE-MGs) are volunteers with Extension dedicated to working with the community to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices through sustainable landscape management educational programs.

To earn the title Extension Master Gardener, individuals complete 50 hours of training in all aspects of horticulture education and must pass a written exam. As a condition of the training program, within the next year, each participant must contribute 50 hours of volunteer time in horticulture programming to the community.