Stewardship Programs

E24 MG JCC/W Tree Stewards Patsy McGrady: 757-561-6503

This program is open to Extension Master Gardeners with Tree Steward advanced training.  VCE JCC/W Tree Stewards participate in the Peninsula Tree Steward program along with Tree Stewards from Hampton, York-Poquoson, Gloucester, and Newport News for continuing education and broad-based projects dealing with trees.  VCE Tree Stewards are dedicated to working with the community to enhance correct tree maintenance and improve tree plantings. Projects fall under the headings of Inventory, Reforestation, Help Desk Support, and Presentations.

E25 JCC/W TS Tree Call Patsy McGrady: 757-561-6503 and Kendra Swann: 757-903-4783

This is a new 2016 program to respond to community needs for assistance with issues concerning trees.  Initially the program will respond to calls through the EMG Help Desk concerning tree issues.  JCC/W Tree Stewards in 2-3 person teams visit homes to better define the issue and take samples that will be sent to VT to analysis. A final report to the homeowner will include results of the VT analysis and care recommendations based on the VT document Integrated Pest Management for Homes.

E30 MG Peninsula Water Stewards  Jean Millin: 757-258-4724

Water Stewards are Master Gardeners with Water Steward Advanced Training.  Projects contribute to the improvement of the condition of residential water quality as affected by agricultural non-point source pollution in their communities through public education programs, demonstration sites, and landscape management.