Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners (VCE-MGs) are volunteers with Extension dedicated to working with the community to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices through sustainable landscape management educational Programs. VCE-MGs are prepared for their volunteer service by attending over 50 hours of training. In Chesterfield County, VCE-MG training is held once a year and meets for eight weeks in February and March. After that, our volunteers help with County wide educational programs such as Grass Roots, Learn Your Landscape, Landscape for Life and other public educational seminars. Annually, Master Gardeners put in thousands of hours of volunteer time in order to meet the needs of Chesterfield County Residents.