Interested in becoming a “Master Gardener?” Here’s your chance! We chatted today with Mark Sutphin from VA Cooperative Extension & Elaine Specht from the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association about the upcoming 2022 program.

Elaine explained the expectations for those applying for the program and walked us through how the classes will work this year. They will be a hybrid of online and in-person lessons and labs. We learned the registration details, costs and time commitment involved.

Mark filled us in on why the NSVMGA is such a helpful organization to him at the extension office and explained how the two are connected.

For more information about the Class of 2022: or send an email to:

Get the details for FallFest happening on Saturday, October 9, 2021 here: