The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association will host a Gardening in the Valley Symposium 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 6 via Zoom.

Topics and speakers include: raised beds versus traditional gardens by Lynne Phillips with the Natural Art Garden Center in Toms Brook; Back to My Rots with Diane Kerns with Winchester Cider Works; urban beekeeping and apiculture’s role in sustainable urban agriculture with Brad Garmon with the Commonwealth Bee Co.; and herbs for health and cooking with Sondra Baker Johnson with Nature’s Common Scents.

Lunch talks include members of the James Wood High School FFA; Mark Sutphin with the Extension Service, who will talk about the Spotted Lanternfly; Perry Mathews with the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and Kristin Laise with Belle Grove Plantation, who will talk about enslaved workers.

Tickets, which are $45, benefit high school scholarships. Registration


  • Occurred Saturday, March 6th, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT