Franklin County Virginia Master Gardeners are dedicated to educating the public about home horticulture. They work in a variety of settings and can choose to volunteer on projects where they literally get their hands dirty or on other, less dirty, projects in which they are educating the community about horticulture and environmentally responsible landscape practices. These projects include educational and community service efforts such as: the “Giving Garden”, supplying fresh vegetables to a local food bank; the “Food and Garden Guide”, a directory of local farms and gardens in the Franklin County area; the demonstration “Buffer Garden” designed to educate the community about sustainable and environmentally friendly landscaping practices or the VCE Help Line, in which FCMGs answer residents’ gardening related questions. For a more complete description of all our projects and programs please go to our PROJECTS page.
Toward our mission of “sharing knowledge and enhancing the environment”, VA Cooperative Extension and the Franklin County Master Gardeners work with numerous public and private community organizations such as: The Smith Mountain Lake Association, Ferrum College, Booker T Washington National Monument, the Skelton 4H Center and the Smith Mountain Lake Rotary Club.
Enjoy this slide show of some of our activities: