Welcome to the Bedford Area Master Gardeners Association (BAMGA)! Who are we? We're specially trained Virginia Cooperative Extension volunteers, available to help solve gardening problems and answer your questions. Master Gardeners use horticulture to promote a strong land ethic, good health, and a higher quality of life.


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Home Water Testing

Does your water come from a well, spring, or cistern?  Do you want to learn more about the quality of your water?  Program Registration: Clinics will be offered in … [Read More...]


Summer Heat Tips

Take care of yourself as well as your plants during this summer heat!  How should gardeners avoid becoming a safety threat to themselves and others when it's hot? … [Read More...]

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From The Ground Up

Clustered Mountainmint - Pycnantemum muticum

Mountain Mints

Master Gardeners joined together recently at Virginia Tech to learn and share at  "Master Gardener College". Dr Holly Scoggins, Associate Professor and Director of the … [Read More...]

Blueberry - Jan Southern

Ode to the Blueberry

ODE TO THE BLUEBERRY Vaccinium corymbosum By Jan Southern   My high bush blueberry is flush with plump blueberries right now, and each year it’s a battle with … [Read More...]

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Environment and Wildlife


Pesticide Safety

      Now that the Japanese Beetle and Tomato Hornworm season is here people are thinking  about how to control them, among many other … [Read More...]

Polymephus Moth

Polyphemus Moth

As I sat at my desk preparing to write this month’s bug article, I found it difficult to choose. Thanks to several of our Master Gardener “bug enthusiasts,” I had a … [Read More...]

Male Lone Star Tick

Tick season is here

 Tick season is here.  Below are some best practices used to prevent tick borne diseases taken from a presentation by Dr. David N. Gaines Public Health … [Read More...]

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