Welcome to the Hill City Master Gardeners' Website|
Who We Are
The Hill City Master Gardener Association
(HCMGA) is a group of Master Gardeners who
serve as volunteer educators for the Virginia
Cooperative Extension Service. HCMGA volunteers are trained to
provide citizens of Lynchburg, Amherst and Campbell
counties with Virginia Cooperative Extension
research-based information. The Hill City Master
Gardener Association was formed in 1991.
What We Do
We work in our communities presenting programs in all
aspects of gardening: turf, landscape, flowers,
vegetables, grounds management, trees, house plants,
insects, diseases, fruit crops and herbs. Special
attention is paid to conserving and protecting our
ground and surface water and to the safe and proper use
of pesticides and fertilizers. Master Gardeners staff a
hotline to answer questions and to help solve problems
of area citizens. The phone, (434) 455-3740, is manned
from 9 a.m. to noon. Monday through Friday during
the growing season, from mid April through Mid October.
In addition, we staff a booth at the Lynchburg City
Market each Saturday during the growing season.
Fifty hours of classroom training plus fifty hours of
internship are required to become a Master Gardener.
Hill City Master Gardeners are a cross section of people
with something in common -- a desire to share their
time, knowledge and skills in promoting sound
horticulture practices that protect our environment.
President: Bill Morton |
Vice President: Linda Williams
Secretary: Jane Crim
Treasurer: Margaret Mundy
Past President: Pam Hanse
MG Advisor: Kevin Camm