Master Gardeners Association
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 Extension 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.
Keep track of your hours!MG Volunteer Activity Log2016
Support the Master Gardeners!
The West Virginia University Foundation offers 3 ways you can financially support the Master Gardener Program: the WV Master Gardeners Academic Scholarship Fund, WV Master Gardener Association Endowment Fund, and the WV Master Gardener Association Program Fund.
For more information contact your local extension office.
We are partnering with Renee’s Garden to raise funds for the Ohio County Master Gardener’s Assn. When ordering seeds for this year’s garden, enter fundraising code FR856D http://www.reneesgarden.com/ Note: This is an outside webpage and is not endorsed by the WVU Extension Service.