A Guide to the Master Gardener Program Collection, 1970s-2000s Master Gardener Program Collection RG 26/2/1

Master Gardener Program Collection, 1970s-2000s

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Special Collections
Collection Number RG 26/2/1


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Processed by: Katie Herring and Sydney Vaile, Student Assistants and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
RG 26/2/1
Title
Master Gardener Program Collection, 1970s-2000s
Physical Characteristics
5.6 cu. ft. 4 boxes
Creator
Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains four boxes of slide sets, some with related scripts, for Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardener Program. Most materials are undated, but likely date from between the 1970s and early 2000s.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Master Gardener Program Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Master Gardener Program Collection, RG26/2/1, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Master Gardener Program Collection was transferred to Special Collections in October 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Master Gardener Program Collection was completed in May 2015.


Administrative History

From the Master Gardener Program website:

"The Master Gardener training was created by Extension to meet an enormous increase in requests from home gardeners for unbiased, research-based horticultural information. This increase was a result of the urban and transient nature of modern American life.

Master Gardeners provide a resource for all Extension program areas and for professionals from many other agencies. They provide communities with locally identified programs, including answers to individual questions via hotlines and plant clinics; radio, newspaper, and computer links; educational programs to meet targeted needs; education for the preservation of historic landscapes; urban tree planting programs; and guidance in making the natural environment accessible to all residents regardless of disabilities, incomes, or where they live."

More information about the Master Gardner Program is available online at the Virginia Cooperative Extension website.

Scope and Content

This collection contains 4 boxes of slide sets, some with related scripts, for Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardener Program. Most materials are undated, but likely date from between the 1970s and early 2000s. The collection is organized into 13 series by broad topic area: Series I: Annuals and Perennials, Series II: Careers in Horticulture, Series III: Flowers, Series IV: 4-H, Series V: Fruits and Vegetables, Seires VI: Gardening and Composting, Series VII: Indoor Houseplants and Indoor Gardening, Series VIII: Landscaping and Lawns, Series IX: Pesticides and Fertilizer, Series X: Plants/Trees/Shrubs, Series XI: Pruning, Series XII: Turfgrass Maintenance, and Series XIII: Weed Control.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 13 series by broad topic area: Series I: Annuals and Perennials, Series II: Careers in Horticulture, Series III: Flowers, Series IV: 4-H, Series V: Fruits and Vegetables, Seires VI: Gardening and Composting, Series VII: Indoor Houseplants and Indoor Gardening, Series VIII: Landscaping and Lawns, Series IX: Pesticides and Fertilizer, Series X: Plants/Trees/Shrubs, Series XI: Pruning, Series XII: Turfgrass Maintenance, and Series XIII: Weed Control.

Each series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Agricultural extension work
  • Food Technology and Production
  • History of Food and Drink
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension Service
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Contents List

Series I: Annuals and Perennials
  • Box-folder 1-1
    Annuals for a Shady Location
  • Box-folder 1-2
    Annuals Grown for their Colorful Foliage #1
  • Box-folder 1-3
    Annuals Grown for their Colorful Foliage #2
  • Box-folder 1-4
    Introduction to Perennials
  • Box-folder 1-5 to 1-6
    Perennials (2 folders)
  • Box-folder 1-7
    Perennials Adapted to a Dry Location
  • Box-folder 1-8
    Perennials Adapted to Dry Locations
  • Box-folder 1-9 to 1-10
    Perennials Adapted to a Moist Location (2 folders)
  • Box-folder 1-11
    Perennials for Continuous Bloom
  • Box-folder 1-12
    Perennials for Partial Shade
  • Box-folder 1-13
    Perennials for a Sunny Location
  • Box-folder 1-14
    Perennials Grown for their Foliage
  • Box-folder 1-15 to 1-16
    Perennials Suitable for Naturalizing (2 folders)
  • Box-folder 1-17
    Program Annuals
Series II: Careers in Horticulture
  • Box-folder 1-18 to 1-19
    Careers in Horticulture #1 (2 folders)
  • Box-folder 1-20 to 1-21
    Careers in Horticulture (2 folders)
  • Box-folder 1-22
    Careers in Horticulture #3
  • Box-folder 1-23
    Master Gardener College Event (1999-2000)
    1999-2000
Series III: Flowers
  • Box-folder 1-24
    AAS Winning Flowers #1
  • Box-folder 1-25 to 1-27
    AAS Winning Flowers 1977-1997 (3 folders)
  • Box-folder 1-28
    Azaleas in the Garden #1
  • Box-folder 1-29
    Dried Flowers for Arrangements
  • Box-folder 1-30
    Exhibiting and Judging Flowers #1
  • Box-folder 1-31
    Exhibiting and Judging Flowers #2
  • Box-folder 1-32a
    Flowers
  • Box-folder 1-32
    Flower Arrangements for Christmas
  • Box-folder 1-33
    Roses #1
  • Box-folder 1-34
    Roses #1, #521
  • Box-folder 1-35
    Wild Flowers
  • Box-folder 1-36
    Wild Flowers of Virginia
Series IV: 4-H
  • Box-folder 1-37a
    4H Chesterfield Urban Gardening, 1982
  • Box-folder 1-37
    4H Garden Ecology
  • Box-folder 1-38
    4H Horticulture Motivational
  • Box-folder 1-39
    4H Horticulture Slide Set and Record Sheet
  • Box-folder 1-40
    4H Kitchen Garden Project #1
  • Box-folder 1-41
    4H Kitchen Garden Project
  • Box-folder 1-42
    4H Motivational #1
  • Box-folder 1-43
    4H Mum Project
  • Box-folder 1-44 to 1-45
    4H Planting Ornamental Trees and Shrubs (2 folders)
  • Box-folder 1-46
    4H Vegetable Garden Project Original
  • Box-folder 1-47
    4H Vegetable Garden Project
Series V: Fruits and Vegetables
  • Box-folder 2-1
    AAS and Vegetable Pupes
  • Box-folder 2-2
    AAS: Vegetables 1977-1998
    1977-1998
  • Box-folder 2-3
    AAS Vegetables 1997-1998
  • Box-folder 2-4
    Better Nutrition through Family Vegetable Gardens (SI)
  • Box-folder 2-5
    Dwarf Apples on a Fence
  • Box-folder 2-6
    Home Vegetable Diseases #5
  • Box-folder 2-7
    Home Vegetable Garden Practice
  • Box-folder 2-8
    Judging Fruits and Vegetables
  • Box-folder 2-9
    Judging Fruits and Vegetables #2
  • Box-folder 2-10
    Peach and Nectarines
  • Box-folder 2-11
    Proper Management of Fertilizers in Home Vegetable Gardens
  • Box-folder 2-12 to 2-13
    Selected Vegetable Diseases (2 folders)
  • Box-folder 2-14
    Small Fruit Culture: Black Raspberry
  • Box-folder 2-15
    Small Fruit Culture: Red Raspberry
  • Box-folder 2-16
    Small Fruit Varieties and Culture
  • Box-folder 2-17
    Starting Your Own Vegetable Seed
  • Box-folder 2-18
    Strawberry Culture #1, #572
  • Box-folder 2-19
    Strawberry Culture #2
  • Box-folder 2-20 to 2-22
    The Minimum Chemical Vegetable Garden (3 folders)
  • Box-folder 2-23
    Tree Fruit in the Home Garden
  • Box-folder 2-24
    Unusual Vegetables for the Home Garden #1
  • Box-folder 2-25
    Using Organic Materials int he Vegetable Garden
  • Box-folder 2-26 to 2-29
    Vegetable Gardening for the Beginner (4 folders)
  • Box-folder 2-30
    Vegetable Gardening for the Beginner #3
  • Box-folder 2-31
    Vegetable Gardening for the Beginner #6
  • Box-folder 2-32
    Vegetable Gardening for the Beginner #9
  • Box-folder 2-33
    Vegetable Gardening for the Beginner #11
  • Box-folder 2-34
    Vegetable Insects
  • Box-folder 2-35
    Vegetable Varieties for the Home Garden #1
  • Box-folder 2-36
    Vegetable Varieties for the Home Garden #2
Series VI: Gardening and Composting
  • Box-folder 2-37
    Backyard Composting (January 1993)
  • Box-folder 2-38 to 2-40
    Backyard Composting (3 folders)
  • Box-folder 2-41
    Biblical Garden
  • Box-folder 2-42
    Composting Slide Set (Original)
  • Box-folder 2-43
    Container Gardening
  • Box-folder 2-44 to 2-45
    Container Gardening: Principles and Practices (2 folders)
  • Box-folder 2-45a
    Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Box-folder 2-46
    Fall and Winter Garden Care
  • Box-folder 2-47
    Fighting Drought in the Home Garden
  • Box-folder 2-48
    Flower Beds and Boarders
  • Box-folder 2-49
    Garden Insects #2
  • Box-folder 2-50
    Gardening in a Small Space #1
  • Box-folder 2-51
    Gardening in a Small Space #2
  • Box-folder 2-52
    Gardening in a Small Space #4
  • Box-folder 2-53
    Gardening in a Small Space #5
  • Box-folder 2-54
    Gardening in a Small Space #6
  • Box-folder 2-55
    Gardening in Small Spaces #2
  • Box-folder 2-56
    Gardening in Small Spaces #10
  • Box-folder 2-57
    Gardening in Raised Beds #1
  • Box-folder 2-58
    Gardening in Raised Beds #3
  • Box-folder 2-59
    Gardening in Raised Beds #4
  • Box-folder 2-60
    Gardening in Raised Beds #5
  • Box-folder 2-61
    Gardening to Encourage Wildlife #1
  • Box-folder 2-62
    Gardening in Small Plots
  • Box-folder 2-63
    Herb Culture for the Home Garden
  • Box-folder 2-64
    Herbs for the Home and Garden #1
  • Box-folder 3-1 to 3-2
    Insects of the Home Garden (2 folders)
  • Box-folder 3-3
    Longwood Gardens
  • Box-folder 3-4
    Longwood Slides
  • Box-folder 3-5
    Minimum Chemical Garden #2
  • Box-folder 3-6
    Minimum Chemical Garden #3
  • Box-folder 3-7
    Minimum Chemical Garden #4
  • Box-folder 3-8
    Minimum Chemical Garden #5
  • Box-folder 3-9
    Rock Gardens
  • Box-folder 3-10
    Water Gardens and Pools #2
  • Box-folder 3-11
    Welcome to VCE Master Gardening
  • Box-folder 3-12
    Welcome to VCE Master Gardening (Jan. 2001)
  • Box-folder 3-13
    Welcome to VCE Master Gardening Power Point
Series VII: Indoor Houseplants and Indoor Gardening
  • Box-folder 3-14
    Flower Arranging for the Home #2
  • Box-folder 3-15 to 3-17
    Flowering Houseplants (3 folders)
  • Box-folder 3-18
    Flowering Houseplants Set #1
  • Box-folder 3-19
    Flowering Houseplants Set #4
  • Box-folder 3-20
    Flowering Houseplants Set #5
  • Box-folder 3-21 to 3-22
    Houseplants for the Home (2 folders)
  • Box-folder 3-23
    Houseplants for the Home #3
  • Box-folder 3-24
    Indoor Landscaping
  • Box-folder 3-25 to 3-27
    Indoor Plantscaping (3 folders)
  • Box-folder 3-28
    Indoor Plantscaping #2
  • Box-folder 3-29
    Indoor Plantscaping (Copy 3)
  • Box-folder 3-30
    Spring Bulb for Indoor Bloom
Series VIII: Landscaping and Lawns
  • Box-folder 3-31 to 3-38
    Calibrating Your Lawn Spreader (8 folders)
  • Box-folder 3-39
    Calibrating Your Lawn Spreader #2
  • Box-folder 3-40 to 3-41
    Construction of a Dry Wall (2 folders)
  • Box-folder 3-42
    Focus on Nozzles
  • Box-folder 3-43
    Ground Covers in the Landscape #1
  • Box-folder 3-44
    Ground Covers in the Landscape #4
  • Box-folder 3-45
    Landscape
  • Box-folder 3-46
    Landscape Tree and Fertilization
  • Box-folder 3-47
    Landscape Tree and Shrub Fertilization
  • Box-folder 3-48
    Landscaping for Outdoor Living
  • Box-folder 3-49
    Landscaping for Year Round Interest
  • Box-folder 3-50
    Landscaping for the Home #2
  • Box-folder 3-51 to 3-55
    Water Quality and Landscaping (5 folders)
Series IX: Pesticides and Fertilizer
  • Box-folder 3-56 to 3-58
    Applying Pesticides Safely for the Environment (3 folders)
  • Box-folder 3-58a
    Insects Indoors
  • Box-folder 3-59
    Landscape Tree and Shrub Fertilization
  • Box-folder 3-60
    Pesticide Safety
  • Box-folder 4-1
    Proper Management of Fertilizer in Home Gardens
  • Box-folder 4-2 to 4-6
    Proper Management of Fertilizer in Home Vegetable Gardens (5 folders)
  • Box-folder 4-7
    Proper Management of Fertilizer in Home Vegetable Gardens #2
  • Box-folder 4-8 to 4-18
    Proper Management of Fertilizer on Home Lawns (11 folders)
  • Box-folder 5-1 to 5-2
    "Protecting Water Quality Through Proper Pesticide Use" Multimedia Kit (including VHS) (2 folders)
  • Box-folder 4-19
    Reading and Understanding the Pesticide Label for the Home and Garden
  • Box-folder 4-20
    Understanding Pesticide Labels
Series X: Plants, Trees, and Shrubs
  • Box-folder 4-21
    Concepts of Ornamental Disease
  • Box-folder 4-22
    Concepts of Ornamental Disease Identification
  • Box-folder 4-28
    Deciduous Specimen Trees (O.S)
  • Box-folder 4-23
    Drawing for Slide Sets (originals and 1 copy each)
  • Box-folder 4-24
    Grafting #1
  • Box-folder 4-25
    Herbaceous Ornamental Plants
  • Box-folder 4-26
    Large Tree
  • Box-folder 4-27
    Lists of Plant Materials for Special Uses
  • Box-folder 4-29
    Plant Ailments
  • Box-folder 4-30 to 4-32
    Plant Propagation (3 folders)
  • Box-folder 4-33
    Plant Propagation #4
  • Box-folder 4-34
    Plant Windows
  • Box-folder 4-35
    Plants Changing Man's Environment
  • Box-folder 4-36
    Plants for Hanging Baskets
  • Box-folder 4-37 to 4-38
    Plants that Withstand Adverse Conditions (2 folders)
  • Box-folder 4-39a
    Shrubs
  • Box-folder 4-39
    Shrubs for a Shady Location
  • Box-folder 4-40
    Stress and Salt
  • Box-folder 4-41
    The Reasons for Planting Shade and Ornamental Trees
  • Box-folder 4-42
    Things Plants Need- Garden Ecology
  • Box-folder 4-43
    Transplanting Techniques for Community Trees
  • Box-folder 4-44 to 4-45
    Winterizing Your Trees and Shrubs (2 folders)
  • Box-folder 4-46
    Winterizing Your Trees and Shrubs #5
Series XI: Pruning
  • Box-folder 4-47 to 4-48
    Pruning: Principles and Practices (2 folders)
  • Box-folder 4-49
    Pruning: Principles and Practices (Missing Slide # 3, 15, 17, 42, and 59)
  • Box-folder 4-50
    Pruning Shrubs and Trees
Series XII: Turfgrass Maintenance
  • Box-folder 4-51 to 4-52
    Turfgrass Establishment (2 folders)
  • Box-folder 4-53
    Turfgrass Establishment Master Gardener
  • Box-folder 4-54 to 4-58
    Turfgrass Maintenance (5 folders)
Series XIII: Weed Control
  • Box-folder 4-59
    20 Common Weeds of Virginia Gardens
  • Box-folder 4-60
    20 Common Weeds of Virginia Gardens #1
  • Box-folder 4-61
    20 Common Weeds of Virginia Gardens #2
  • Box-folder 4-62
    Weed Control in Your Garden
  • Box-folder 4-63
    Weed I.D.
Miscellaneous slides (4 folders)
Box-folder: 5-3 to 5-6
Scope and Content

This collection included a large group of slides that were not identified or located with other slides sets/scripts. A small percentage have notes on them, but most are not labeled. These slides have been put in sleeves, but are not arranged in any particular order.