Speakers Bureau

Master Gardeners give talks throughout the community on a wide range of horticultural topics. You can find talks in local libraries, community centers, for organizations and clubs, and more. If you’d like to request a Master Gardener speaker for an upcoming program, please contact VCE-Roanoke’s Horticulture Technician, Barbara Leach, at bleach@vt.edu or 540-772-7524.

Speakers Bureau Presentation Topics

There are a number of seasonal topics our volunteers speak on throughout the year, including:

  • Planning and Planting for Spring
  • Pruning
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Rain Gardens
  • Succulents
  • Gardening for Pollinators
  • Straw bale Gardening
  • Beginning Vegetable Gardening
  • Container Gardening
  • Growing Tomatoes
  • Composting
  • Vermicomposting (Worm Composting)
  • Planting for Fall
  • and more!