Thursday, September 12, 2013

Master Gardeners to Return to MRL

Central Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Help the Library

                The Master Gardeners of the Central Shenandoah Valley are ready to help you and the Library.  From September 12 – 28th at various time in the Lobby of the Main Library in Harrisonburg, the  Master Gardeners will answer your landscaping and planting questions and take your order for bulbs.  Proceeds from the sales will be contributed to the Massanutten Regional Library.  Bulbs can be purchased at any of MRL’s seven locations and also ordered on-line until October 25 at 
Consumers can also link to the bulb catalog from MRL’s website at 

 “Ordering on-line gives a longer length of time for consumers to order the bulbs yet still support the library system,” says Kim Haines, Development Director for MRL.  “This fund-raiser for the library proved quite beneficial last spring and individuals appreciated the free gardening advice, so we are repeating the process for fall bulbs.  We appreciate the time the Master Gardeners place on this endeavor and their devotion to the Massanutten Regional Library system.”               

CVSMG is a local volunteer group sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension.  They provide gardening education and information to local home and property owners. Ask the gardeners to help you plan and plant a cutting garden, a long season of colors, or a species or color-planned beds while you make your selections.  They may be able to help you with your critter and pest problems. They have two telephone help lines:  Augusta County-- 540-245-5184 and Rockingham County-540-564-3080.  They provide hands-on “Greenery, Herb, and Flower Arranging” workshops.  They sponsor the Thomas Harrison Middle School  After School Gardening Club and help with community gardens.  Come to the Main Library and meet these wonderful Master Gardeners.

  If you are interested in becoming a candidate for the Program, talk to these gardeners or go to the  organization’s  website  They describe the program as a, “training program for volunteer educators who are interested in spreading the good word about best agricultural practices.”

                We encourage you to stop by the Library to order plants and see what this community organization can do for you.  Happy Gardening!!!

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