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Welcome to the website of the James City County/Williamsburg (VA) Master Gardeners. We support Virginia Cooperative Extension with a range of public outreach and educational programs serving our area, including turf and lawn, landscape, and plant disease clinics, therapeutic gardening, extension help desk, and a range of gardening projects with children. Please follow the links to your left to explore our programs. Or, use the Google search bar (below) to look for a specific topic of interest to you.

Mission of the James City County/ Williamsburg (JCC/W) Master Gardeners

The purpose of the James City County/Williamsburg  Master Gardener is to learn, educate, and communicate environmentally sound horticultural practices to the community.  Trained by the Virginia Cooperative Extension, Master Gardener volunteers are committed to offering information to the public through sustainable landscape  management educational programs.


GROW IT – EAT IT GARDENING SYMPOSIUM
JAMES CITY RECREATION CENTER
MARCH 21. 2015

The James City County/Williamsburg Master Gardeners’ Incredible Edibles are presenting their fifth annual gardening symposium “Grow It – Eat It” on Saturday March 21 beginning at 8:45 AM at James City Recreation Center on Longhill Road, rooms B and C. This is an opportunity for new and experienced gardeners to learn how to successfully produce home-grown vegetables and herbs. Come, bring a friend, enjoy free refreshments, and begin planning your garden early! You’ll hear MG speakers, experience hands-on demonstrations, get your questions answered, and see interesting displays. Pre-register for this FREE symposium at Eventbrite.com or at the JCC Extension office at 757-564-2170.

Speakers include: Jerry Babski, Creating a Vegetable Garden; Art Gustafson and Michelle Fitzgerald, Composting for a Home Garden; and Barbara Floyd, Growing Vegetables in Containers. Several MGs will participate in Questions and Answers.
Demonstrations and displays include: Starting vegetables from seed, gardening with herbs, vermiculture-worm composting, Barrels and Bins, companion planting and insects, build your own rain garden, Historic Triangle Community Garden, gardening supplies from The Gardener’s Workshop.

In addition, From Harvest to Table will offer recipes suggesting ways to use your produce along with yummy samples, great garden books, catalogues, and handouts to help every gardener be successful!

This symposium had its beginning with the development of the Historic Triangle Community Garden at the Golden Triangle building on Waller Mill Road. The development of the garden has continued over the last few years and offers members of the community 4’ by 6’ garden plots ready to plant along with guidance from members of the Incredible Edibles throughout the growing season. Extra produce from the garden is donated to the FISH food bank located in the same building. Symposium participants will have an opportunity to join the garden for 2015.

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If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Sandra Kee, James City County Office at (757-564-2170/TDD*) during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.
*TDD number is (800) 828-1120