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Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association
HomeSpeakers Bureau

Speakers Bureau


As a non-profit organization, the WMMGA serves the community through educational programs and seminars, phone and e-mail gardening hotlines, soil testing clinics,  demonstration gardens, native plant restoration, and participation in local community activities.  Master Gardeners are also available to give workshops, presentations and demonstrations to community, school and civic groups.


Master Gardeners have worked with community groups including civic groups, library associations, garden clubs, senior citizen organizations, lower and upper school classes, youth groups and many others. As a volunteer organization, some of our members have spoken topics such as:

  • Herb Gardening for All the Senses
  • Annuals, Biennials and Perennials
  • Victorious Vegetable Gardens
  • Pollinator Habitat Design
  • Garden Design for Pollinators, Climate Change & Aesthetics
  • Where to Begin? Garden Design Basics and Plans
  • Soil and Composting: the Real Dirt
  • Gardening with Native Plants
  • Plant Invaders
  • Controlling Garden Pests
  • Successful Seed Starting
  • Gardening in Small Places
  • Bugs! (special presentation for youth groups)
  • Container Gardening
  • Gardening for Birds and Pollinators

As members of a volunteer, non-profit organization, Master Gardeners do not accept fees for their presentations.  However, the association welcomes a contribution to help cover our expenses and to make possible further efforts for the gardening public.

For more information, please contact

A Special Program


Harness nature’s power to create a healthy, beautiful home landscape
Landscape for Life shows you how to work with nature in your garden, no matter where you live, whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20–acre farm, or the common area of your condominium. Conventional gardens often work against nature. They can damage the environment's ability to clean air and water, reduce flooding, combat climate change, and provide all the other natural benefits that support life on earth-including us. The good news is that even one home garden can begin to repair the web of life. It's possible to create a great–looking garden that's healthier for you, your family, your pets, and the environment-and that saves you time and money.
Landscape For Life is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ program (SITES™), the nation’s first rating system for sustainable landscapes. SITES™ is an interdisciplinary effort led by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden in conjunction with a diverse group of stakeholder organizations.
The WMMGA is excited to offer the Landscape for Life program to local groups and organizations. Contact Larri Cochran at for more information.


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