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25th Annual

Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar


 Saturday, March 24, 2018  

8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

(Doors open at 8:15 a.m.)


Click here for the registration form.

$30 per person. Optional boxed lunch $10. No refunds.

(We cannot accept credit cards for registration or lunch.)

Church of the Nazarene

57 Whisk Drive, White Stone, Virginia 22578




Thomas Rainer
Thomas is a registered landscape architect, teacher and author. A leading voice in ecological landscape design, he has designed landscapes for the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, The New York Botanical Garden, as well as over 100 gardens from Maine to Florida. Thomas serves as a Principal for the landscape architectural and consulting firm Phyto Studio in Washington, D.C.  



Dr. Craig LeHoullier

Craig is the author of Epic Tomatoes and Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales. A scientist by education, he developed his passion in heirloom tomatoes “on the side,” joining the Seed Savers Exchange in 1986 and serving as their tomato expert for decades. Craig was a featured guest on the NPR radio show The Splendid Table, and a recent episode of the Growing a Greener World PBS TV show focused on his work.




Dr. Robert Lyons 

Bob is Professor Emeritus of Landscape Horticulture, University of Delaware. In 2008 he was named a Fellow in the American Society for Horticultural Science and the recipient of the Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota, where he received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Horticultural Science; in 2014 he received the national Award of Merit from the American Public Gardens Association.


Northern Neck Master Gardeners
PO Box 62
Heathsville, VA 22473



Virginia Cooperative Extension

Northumberland County Office

7154 Northumberland Highway

P O Box 400

Heathsville, VA 22473

(804) 580-5694

Fax: (804) 580-9568


Lancaster County Office

8311 Mary Ball Road, Suite 302

PO Box 100

Lancaster, VA  22503

(804) 462-5780

Fax: (804) 462-5519

Richmond County Extension Office
460 Main Street
Warsaw, VA 22572
(804) 333-3420
Fax: (804) 333-9665

Westmoreland County Extension Office
18849 Kings Highway
Montross, VA 22520
(804) 493-8924
Fax: (804)-493-8501





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; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Trent Jones at the Northumberland County Extension Office 804-580-5694/TDD* during business hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

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