Updates

How to register

Before registering, you can review our program here. If you encounter any issues during your registration, please contact the Virginia Tech Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) office at cpeinfo@vt.edu or (540) 231-5182. What you need to know before registering: Decide if you would like to participate in an optional conference workshop. View workshops here. You may choose a maximum of… Read More »How to register

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T-Shirt Designs Released

When you register for IMGC 2021, don’t forget to add a t-shirt (or two) to your registration package! T-shirts will be shipped along with your conference swag box, so there is no additional shipping fee! T-Shirts are 100% cotton and available in three designs: Blue dogwood Red bee balm Green button bush Each design is available in either a classic… Read More »T-Shirt Designs Released

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Sample Conference Schedule: Focus on Community Engagement

Are you an Extension Master Gardener passionate about community engagement? Our speaker planning team has assembled this sample conference schedule that focuses on community work! (Remember, you do not need to decide in advance of registration which concurrent sessions you will attend–you can decide during the conference.) Optional Sunday workshop: Interactive Dialogues for Cultivating A More Culturally-Inclusive Master Gardner Program… Read More »Sample Conference Schedule: Focus on Community Engagement

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Workshop Spotlight: Botanical Illustration w/ graphite pencil and watercolors

Have you ever wondered how botanical artists create stunningly realistic paintings of flowers, branches, seeds, or fruits? Now is your chance to wet your feet in the world of botanical illustration and produce your own botanical artwork! In this hands-on workshop, learn the basics of botanical illustration with artist Heeyoung Kim of the Heeyoung Bontanical Art Academy. Learn how to… Read More »Workshop Spotlight: Botanical Illustration w/ graphite pencil and watercolors

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Workshop Spotlight: The art and science of Bonsai

Join Bryce Lane for a special virtual workshop on Bonsai! Bonsai is an ancient craft that dates back over 2000 years! There are specific cultural practices and techniques that are responsible for creating these unique works of art and for causing dwarfness in these highly maintained container plants. Find out about the history, art, and science that makes Bonsai such… Read More »Workshop Spotlight: The art and science of Bonsai

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EventMobi: About Our Virtual Platform

IMGC 2021 will be held virtually using EventMobi, a professional conference management platform. After registering for IMGC 2021, you will receive instructions for setting up your EventMobi account and a custom link to access the conference platform. How can you access EventMobi? After registering for IMGC 2021, you will receive an email with instructions for logging in to the EventMobi… Read More »EventMobi: About Our Virtual Platform

Friday focused on the future of gardening

Our 2021 International Master Gardener Conference theme is “cultivate our legacy,” and we will focus on this theme–and the enormous positive impact gardening can have for our future–on Friday, September 17. This day will kick off with optional interactive small group sessions where Master Gardeners from across the nation will have the chance to speak with one another about the… Read More »Friday focused on the future of gardening

Special Session: Master Gardeners around the world!

Our switch to virtual allows us to bring in more international speakers! Join us for a special international highlight event focused on “The State of Master Gardenering Around the World.” While relatively few countries have “Master Gardener programs”–just the US, Canada, and South Korea–many more have educational outreach related to gardening training and education. Horticultural education is universally important, and… Read More »Special Session: Master Gardeners around the world!

We’re going virtual! Letter from Kathleen Reed, Virginia EMG State Coordinator

After much deliberation over the past few months, we have made the difficult decision that the 2021 International Master Gardener Conference will be a virtual event. We conferred with others in weighing our options and concluded this was our only feasible option with all things considered. We understand that this likely will be disappointing to many of you. Though a… Read More »We’re going virtual! Letter from Kathleen Reed, Virginia EMG State Coordinator

T-Shirt Design Contest

UPDATE: October 8, 2020: Design contest has concluded and winners have been selected. Please stay tuned for our final shirts for purchase in conjunction with IMGC 2021 The State Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Office is holding a design contest for prints that will go on t-shirts, tote bags, and other such merchandise that will be sold at the International Master… Read More »T-Shirt Design Contest