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51 Sixteenth Street—Room 301
Wheeling, WV 26003

Phone: 304-234-3673
Fax: 304-234-3828
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 to 4:30
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Public Garden Lecture Series 2015

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PGLS 2016 Schedule

Living Green Series: The Urban Garden

In this partnership with Schrader Environmental Education Center and WVU Ohio County Extension Master Gardeners, a wide variety of lectures and workshops on the Urban Garden will be offered at the Schrader Center in 2016! Walk-ins are welcomed at the lectures, but you must pre-register for each Saturday workshop. Limit 30 per workshop unless otherwise noted.

The WVU Extension Master Gardener (MG) Program is a volunteer outreach program that provides the opportunity to expand knowledge and sharpen skills through basic and advanced training programs. The 40 hour horticultural training is offered in a traditional weekly format in the spring while the Passport option provides more flexible options for training as well as giving two full years to complete the certification. Classes that are pre-approved for the MG Passport certification are indicated as Approved for MG Training Credits.

Ages: 16 and older
Meets: Mondays and Saturdays as listed
Time: Monday lectures: 7:00-8:30pm
Saturday workshops: 10:00 am – 12 noon
Where: Schrader Environmental Education Center

Lectures are $5 per person, Workshop fees will vary based on materials.

Please call the Schrader Center to reserve your spot at the lectures; limited walk-in space will be available. You may pay at the door.

You MUST preregister for the Saturday workshops at

February 22, 2016 Lecture: Maple Sugaring by Family Roots Farm. The Hervey Family in Wellsburg, WV has been part of Brooke County for generations, six to be exact. Homesteaded by Henry Hervey in 1770’s, the family farm has grown into a full line of seasonal produce sold at the Brooke County Farmers Market. Ten years ago, Fred Hervey decided to begin offering the family’s Maple syrup for sale. Britney Hervey Farris and her mother will discuss Maple Sugaring on a small family farm.

February 27, 2016 Workshop: Join us in setting up the Schrader Sugarbush in Oglebay’s woods. You’ll have the opportunity to identify and tap Sugar Maple trees, set buckets and assist with checking and setting the pipeline. Please dress for the weather; this class will be held outside in the Sugarbush!
Fee: $5/$4 OI members

March 21, 2016 Lecture: Creating a Natural Backyard Habitat for Birds and Other Wildlife presented by Bill Beatty and Jan Runyan. This program will highlight what Bill and Jan have done on their property to enhance bird watching, photography, and bird banding activities.

March 26, 2016 Workshop: Bird Nesting Materials
Gather dryer lint, old yarn and dried grasses and basement cobwebs to create a bird nest materials station that your feathered friends will deplete as nesting season continues. We’ll also look at ways to attract birds through nesting shelves and feeder locations at Schrader.
Fee: $15/$12 OI member
Approved for MG Training Credits

April 25, 2016 Lecture: Water Conservation; Rain Gardens and Bioswales (Karen Cox/Greg Park) Where is your water going? Learn how to design a rain garden and why it is important to manage storm water on your property.

April 30, 2016 Workshop: Rain Barrels/ Rain Chains (Alice Eastman) Capture those April showers in a rain barrel! We provide all parts, including the barrel, in this workshop. You will assemble your barrel and investigating the good things “caught water” can do for your garden as well as saving you money while cleaning your house.
Fee: $86/$75 OI members per barrel

May 16, 2016 Lecture: Composting (Robin Lee) Indoor composting (Vermiculture) and outdoor compost systems will be explored as well as when and how to use compost for houseplants and gardening.

May 21, 2016 Workshop: Compost Bin: Build a turning compost barrel to take home. We provide all parts, including the barrel, in this workshop.
Fee: $86/$75 OI members per barrel
Approved for MG Training Credits

Saturday, June 18, 2016 Lectures:
10-11 am It’s YOUR Garden (Laura Deeter)
A lighthearted romp through the ‘rules’ of garden design. Discover how to use the rules of design, as well as how to break the rules, as seen in gardens from around the country.

Lecture: 11-12 noon Continual Color without Continual Hassle
One of the things gardeners desire most is seasonal color. Explore how color shapes our impressions of gardens, how to create color combinations and increase the seasonal interest of any garden or yard.

Fee for both lectures $25