The New River Valley Master Gardeners are volunteer educators within the communities of Floyd, Giles, Pulaski, and Montgomery counties and the city of Radford. Extension Master Gardeners work to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices through sustainable landscape management education and training. The Virginia Master Gardener program is an educational program of the Virginia Cooperative Extension.
The New River Valley Master Gardener Association is a non-profit organization that falls under the umbrella of the Extension Master Gardener Program. Members of the Association are Extension Master Gardeners in good standing who have completed all the necessary requirements. Non-profit status allows the organization to raise funds and award community grants to educational, care-giving, or community-based organizations seeking to educate, involve, and/or improve quality of life for participants through a gardening-related project. In addition, members of the organization may apply for mini grants to support their projects.