Botetourt County Fair

Botetourt County Fair 550 Lowe Street, Buchanan, VA

Organized through the Botetourt County, Virginia Cooperative Extension Office -  and other community leaders, this annual  County Fair is a free admission event taking place at the Buchanan Town Park in Buchanan, VA. The Fair provides an opportunity for kids, young and young-at-heart, to learn more about the rich agricultural heritage of the region fromContinue reading "Botetourt County Fair"

Free Movie Night at The Community Arboretum

The Community Aboretum 3094 Colonial Ave SW, Roanoke, VA

Free movie night at The Community Arboretum at Virginia Western Community College located in the park in front of the new gazebo.  Come see The Secret Garden starting at dusk which is around 8ish.  Bring a blanket or a chair. There will be popcorn, candy, soda, and water for sale.  Or, you can bring yourContinue reading "Free Movie Night at The Community Arboretum"

GoFest in Roanoke – Elmwood Park

Elmwood Park, Roaoke

Visit the Roanoke Master Gardeners booth at GoFest!  This year we are presenting Vermicomposting demonstrations.  The demonstration will include learning how to set up the box where the worms live. We will show the substrate required for them to live in. Everything you need to know about the box, types  of food scraps you canContinue reading "GoFest in Roanoke – Elmwood Park"

Poinsettia Sale at The Community Arboretum (VWCC)

The Community Aboretum 3094 Colonial Ave SW, Roanoke, VA

Forget store bought poinsettias!  The most beautiful in the county can be seen and purchased at the Virginia Western Community Arboretum!!! Friends Only of the Arboretum presale:  December 1st, 4-6 p.m. Public sale:  December 2nd, 3-6 p.m. and December 3rd, 10-1 p.m.

Home and Garden Show – Berglund Center

Berglund Center 710 Williamson Rd. NE,, Roanoke, VA

Come see us at the Home and Garden Show held at the Berglund Center.  We are located on the main upper level.  Ask us questions, pick up some informative handouts, and stay for one of our many thirty-minute talks held at the main stage on the same level.  A list of our presentations including severalContinue reading "Home and Garden Show – Berglund Center"

How to Become a Stream Monitor – Roanoke River Project Intro Workshops

There are two intro workshops for the Roanoke River Project; one on Saturday February 4th 10:30 am-12:00 pm and Thursday February 9th 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. The intro workshop provides an overview of the program, how to collect a water quality sample, and the steps to become a certified monitor with the Roanoke River Project. ThisContinue reading "How to Become a Stream Monitor – Roanoke River Project Intro Workshops"

Fruit Tree Care Class

Rockingham Cooperative 8649 Cloverdale Road, Troutville, VA

JOIN Shawn Jadrnicek, (our Extension Agent) for a class on pruning, fertilizing, and pest management for your fruit trees.  The class will be held at the Rockingham Cooperative.  Call 540-992-1001 to register!

Learn How to Prune Woody Plants


Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia is offering a class via Zoom regarding how to prune trees and shrubs.  Do you get confused about new wood, old wood, or which branch to prune?  What about which tool to use for your job? This is the class you don't want to miss!  The class is FREE.  Click theContinue reading "Learn How to Prune Woody Plants"

Grow The Good Life 2023 presented by Bedford Area Master Gardeners

Bethlehem United Methodist Church 13586 Old Moneta Road, Moneta, VA

           The Bedford Area Master Gardeners has an excellent annual program called Grow the Good Life.  There are always amazing and talented speakers at this event.  Read all about the speakers on their website: You must register for this event.  There are three ways to register and they are atContinue reading "Grow The Good Life 2023 presented by Bedford Area Master Gardeners"

Free Seed Swap!

LEAP 1027 Patterson Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA

Did you order too many seeds this year? Do you have seeds you saved yourself? Did you forget to order seeds but now you're ready to start your garden and you need some? Everyone is welcome at this FREE Seed Swap Event where you can swap seeds and stories, and get to know your fellowContinue reading "Free Seed Swap!"