This morning started like any other. Breakfast, coffee, checking email & glancing through blog posts. Then, I came across Garden Rant...specifically Susan Harris' post on the possible elimination of the VA extension office due to budget cuts.
As Susan puts it:
"WHERE'S THE FIRE? Cooperative Extension JOBS would be ELIMINATED in Fairfax and Northern Virginia. Master Gardener programs, 4-H, nutrition to low income families, financial literacy and JOBS would be eliminated. " (you can read more at the link above)
I've personally been helped numerous times by the NoVA Master Gardeners at farmer's markets and hoped one day to become one of them. They, and the extension office, provide valuable services to the community. Please take a moment to email your representative. It's as easy as 3 steps.
Step 1: Go to this site & find your state representatives- http://conview.state.va.us/whosmy.nsf/Main?openform
Step 2: Click the "Send a Message" button (or get out some paper & pen, old school style)
Step 3: Write your message (suggested text is in the Garden Rant Post)