Roanoke Master Gardeners have been active in the Roanoke Valley since 1987. Currently, we have 88 active volunteers who collectively donate over 7,000 hours of time each year to their community.
Who are Roanoke Master Gardeners?
Roanoke Master Gardeners are a diverse group of people. They share an interest in gardening, of course, but that interest can express itself in many different ways! Among these volunteers are teachers, retirees, librarians, artists, and landscapers. Some are Roanokers; others live in surrounding areas. Some are native to Virginia, while others are from outside the area. Most importantly, they are people just like you who come together to share their knowledge with the citizens of Roanoke and surrounding areas.
In Roanoke, Master Gardeners are involved in the community through a number of different outlets. These include:
- Master Gardener Help Desk,
- 4-H and Youth Programming,
- Horticultural Therapy,
- Community Garden demonstration plots and workshops,
- Speakers Bureau,
- Volunteer educators at the Community Arboretum at Virginia Western Community College,
- and more!
Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please notify Kathleen Reed at the Roanoke Extension Office at 540-772-7524 (TDD 800-828-1120) during business hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm.