Master Gardeners of Prince William (MGPW) is the supportive organization for active Master Gardener Volunteers in Prince William County, Manassas City and Manassas Park. In 2016 there are 180 active volunteer environmental educators serving in vaerious capacities. Volunteers attend 75 hours of classroom instruction for training, and then serve in a 50 hour internship over a period of one year before becoming Master Gardener Volunteers (MGV). To remain an active Master Gardener Volunteer 20 hours of service, and 8 hours of approved continuing education are required per year. Volunteers who graduated five years prior are required to return to training to re-take core classes in Water Quality, Integrated Pest Management, Lab skills (2 classes) and Turf.
Volunteers and volunteerism are central to the MGPW mission as we strive to make our community a more sustainable, healthy and beautiful place to live and to educate residents about the many benefits of gardening, including the opportunity to grow nutritious, healthy food, environmentally friendly landscapes, all with the ultimate goal of protecting water quality in local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.
We accomplish this through the actions described in "Our Programs"
To find out about any of these programs, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you think you'd like to become a Master Gardener, call 703-792-7747 or email email@example.com to receive more information. Volunteer training is held annually in the evenings September - December.
The VCE-Prince William office is located at
8033 Ashton Avenue
Manassas, VA 20109-8202
703-792-7747 Extension Horticulture Help Desk
703-792-6285 General Info about Extension programs
703-792-4037 BEST Lawns Education Program
The Master Gardener Association has a board of directors and regular meetings.