Goochland Powhatan Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. They are enthusiastic, willing to learn and to help others, and able to communicate with diverse groups of people.
What really sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture. In exchange for their training, persons who become Master Gardeners contribute time as volunteers, working through their Extension office to provide horticultural-related information to their communities.
Beautifying our communities with project gardens and helpful resources for our neighbors.
Protecting the environment
From invasive plants to use of pesticides, we are armed with the latest research based information to help protect our natural resources.
Providing the latest research and information to the average citizen through our outreach, seminars, and programs.
Extension Master Gardeners and VCE
Extension Master Gardeners (or "EMGs") are individuals who have received specialized training in environmental horticulture through cooperation program with Virginia Cooperative Extension ("VCE"). We act on behalf of the VCE as volunteer educators in our communities.
Virginia Cooperative Extension (or "VCE") serves as a link between land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, and the people of the Commonwealth. Understanding that knowledge is power, we place that power in the hands of Virginians and help them learn how to use it to improve the quality of their lives.
Our Extension agents and specialists form a network of educators who classrooms are the communities, homes and businesses of Virginia, bringing research-based solutions to the problems facing Virginians today.
Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating.