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Kathleen Reed

Extension State Master Gardener Coordinator
Kathleen Reed
VCE-Roanoke County
3738 Brambleton Avenue SW
Roanoke, VA 24018

Overview

Kathleen worked with Virginia Cooperative Extension as an Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Agent for three years prior to joining the State Office. As part of her role as an Extension Agent, Kathleen also served as the local coordinator for the Master Gardener program in Roanoke. While earning her Master’s in Community Sustainability at Michigan State University (MSU), Kathleen worked for MSU’s Center for Regional Food Systems as a team member of the Good Food Charter. As the State Coordinator, Kathleen leads volunteer leadership and development efforts, provides administrative and volunteer management support to Extension Agents and Master Gardener Coordinators, and helps to promote the Master Gardener Program throughout the Commonwealth.

Expertise

  • Community Engagement
  • Volunteer Management
  • Food Systems Development

Education

  • M.S. Community Sustainability, Michigan State University, 2016
  • B.A. Public & Community Service Studies, Providence College, 2012

State Master Gardener Coordinator | 2019 - present
Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program
School of Plant & Environmental Sciences
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Extension Agent | 2016-2019
Virginia Cooperative Extension
VCE Roanoke City/County, Salem, and Botetourt County, Roanoke, VA