The Master Gardener program and training are conducted by the West Virginia University Extension Service through the county extension offices. The training provides gardeners with the opportunity to improve their horticultural knowledge and skills and then share their experience with the public through organized volunteer activities. The program topics covered include: botany, plant problem diagnosis, soils, ornamentals, pest management, fruits, vegetables, and plant propagation. Contact the Ohio County Etension office for class availability and schedule.
The West Virginia Master Gardeners Association (WVMGA), in coordination with the WVU Extension Service, helps bring gardening and horticulture skills to a new level among the citizens of the state. With continued interest and leadership, Master Gardeners are now active in 33 of West Virginia’s 55 counties. There are over 1,200 active Master Gardeners in West Virginia. In 2008, master gardeners across the state volunteered approximately 30,000 hours to their local communities and provided 95 service projects to their communities and to WVU Extension Service, contacting 19,000 adults and 2,500 youth.
April 23 West Liberty Earth Day Event
April 28 PGLS Elaine Strauch, “What is a Container Garden-You Can Only Imagine
May 2-4 MG State Conference, Canaan Valley Resort, “Living Our Heritage”
May 13 Business Meeting & Reception for new MG’s at Schrader Center
May 17 Monarch Madness at Schrader Environmental Center 9-Noon
May 19 PGLS Doug Oster, “The Steel City Garden”
May 19 Women in Agriculture at Moundsville Center
August 17 OI Farm To Table Event
Oct. 3-5 Ohio Co. Fair
Master Gardener's Volunteer Activity Log