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Master Gardeners invite you to become one and help grow more green thumbs

Master Gardeners invite you to become one and help grow more green thumbs

Master Gardeners spend hours in the classroom and in the field learning about good and bad bugs, pollinator-beneficial plants and water-wise gardening, just to name a few topics. Then, they spend even more hours planning workshops, consulting on the phone and making on-site visits to share their knowledge and experiences with anyone willing to ask and eager to learn. "Their knowledge can help the community build skills that can save them time, money and that are environmentally friendly," says Megan Tierney, horticulture extension agent with the Virginia Cooperative Extension office in Hampton. Master Gardeners are volunteers for each city or county's extension office,...

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