The Powhatan County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Powhatan County improve their lives. We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.
Goochland Powhatan Master Gardener Class of 2019
Goochland Powhatan Master Gardener training classes are taught by Virginia Tech Extension specialists, agents, and local experts. The program offers a minimum of 50 hours of instruction that covers topics including garden flowers; ornamental trees and shrubs, insect/plant disease identification, weed management; soils and plant nutrition, vegetable gardening; home fruit production; lawn care; and water conservation.
In exchange for training, participants are asked to volunteer time to their County Extension program. At least 50 hours of volunteer service within one year following the training is required to earn the title of “ Master Gardener”.
The type of service done by Master Gardeners varies according to community needs, and the abilities and interests of the Master Gardeners. Some Master Gardeners answer telephone requests for information related to gardening. Others staff plant clinics or displays at community events. Master Gardeners may speak to local groups and conduct workshops. They may help establish community garden projects, work with 4-H youth, or assist their agent with news or radio releases related to gardening. The Master Gardener Coordinator in the County Extension office decides how volunteer time can be best utilized. Participants become certified Master Gardeners after they have completed the training course and fulfilled their volunteer commitment.
Tuition for the class is $135 (cash or check). Make checks payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech. There will be a $50.00 service charge on all returned checks.
For more information contact your local extension office.
To access the 2019 Master Gardener Application click here. See below to download an application for the class. Completed applications and tuition can be dropped off at the Goochland or Powhatan Extension office by November 2, 2018:
Goochland, 1876 Sandy Hook Rd, Goochland, VA 23063
Phone # 804-556-5841
Powhatan, 3910 Old Buckingham Road, Suite B, Powhatan, VA 23139
4-H Youth Opportunities
A 4-H member is any boy or girl, age 5-18, who enrolls and participates in a planned sequence of related learning experiences for a minimum of six (6) hours under the guidance of Extension-trained volunteers or Extension staff members.
- The 4-H year begins October 1 and ends September 30 annually.
- To be eligible to participate in State 4-H competitions through Powhatan 4-H program, youth must be enrolled online in the project no later than January 1 to qualify.
- For more information, see our 4-H Youth Development information.
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