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Need Assistance Protecting Your Shoreline from Erosion?

Make or Buy a Rain Barrel or Composter 

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Science in the Schools

Horticulture as a Therapy

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Become a Master Gardener

2013 NNMG Program Activity Report


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Welcome to the Northern Neck Master Gardener (NNMG) web site, your gateway to responsible, science-based gardening information for Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland Counties.  We are an organization of volunteers with a common interest in gardening and community service.  As an educational program of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), we bring the resources of Virginia’s land-grant universities (Virginia Tech and Virginia State University) to the people of the Northern Neck.

Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar:  Participants visit the vendor booths.

Our organization supports a variety of programs specifically targeted to the unique growing conditions and environmental concerns of our largely rural region, which is bordered by two major river systems and the Chesapeake Bay.   Activities highlighted on this web site include:  science enrichment programs in the schools; seminars and workshops for gardeners; gardening advice newspaper articles; horticultural therapy for seniors; a speakers' bureau; shoreline advisory services, and specialized gardens demonstrating basic gardening principles.

We invite you to attend our programs, visit our teaching gardens, and come to us with your gardening questions. You can reach us by email, by visiting or calling Virginia Cooperative Extension offices, and by stopping by our booths at farmers' markets and special events throughout the area.

The Northern Neck Master Gardener Association is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization.  Annually, we contribute thousands of volunteer hours in the four counties of the Northern Neck.  In 2014, our volunteers contacted over 45,000 people and contributed 9,717 service hours, valued at $213,774.00 to the community.

We work closely with Virginia Cooperative Extension – operating out of its offices in Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland counties.  Through our affiliation with VCE, the resources of Virginia’s land-grant universities are extended to a wider public.   Every state has a Cooperative Extension office and now 48 states have a Master Gardener Program.  There are more than 4,000 active Master Gardener volunteers in nearly all counties of Virginia.

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. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Jewel E. Hairston, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg.


Friday, May 8 2pm Lancaster Library



Saturdays 10-12

April 25 Northumberland HS 

 June 13  Menokin

 August 22     Belle Isle



Send us a description of your problem by email.  Include a phone number where you can be reached during the day.  Attach photos of the plant or pest, where appropriate, to help diagnose the problem. 



For information on erosion control strategies visit :

SEP website.

  • SEP Brochure
  • SEP Registration Form
  • SEP Questionnaire


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