Pattie Bland is the environmental horticulture technician and Master Gardener Coordinator, positions she has held since 2006 when she joined the staff of the Hanover County Extension Office.
She earned a B.A. in English from King College in Bristol, Tennessee and an M.A. in English from Virginia Tech.
A Master Gardener since 2006, she subsequently has trained as an Advanced Master Gardener-Land Care Steward (2008) and Water Steward (2010). In 2011 she passed the exam for Virginia Certified Horticulturalist.
Pattie vigorously supports and advocates for wise land-use planning and sustainable environmental practices.