South Central Master Gardeners held their quarterly board meeting in August and presented two trainees with their certificates for passing the program.  The South-Central Master Gardeners consist of members from the counties of Mecklenburg, Lunenburg, Brunswick, and Nottoway.  Pictured with Bill McCaleb, Master Gardener Coordinator with Virginia Tech, are Rebecca Akers and Anne Stinson.

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.