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Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardeners

Welcome to the Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardeners

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The Master Gardener program is conducted by WVU Extension Service through the county extension offices. The program is designed to use the services of volunteers trained in home horticultural to share their knowledge with other county residents. The Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardener Program (BJEMGA) Advisor is Mary Beth Bennett.

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Become a WVU Extension Master Gardener

The 13-week training course gives gardeners the opportunity to improve their horticultural knowledge and then share what they learn with the public through organized volunteer activities.

Program topics covered include: botany, plant problem diagnosis, soils, ornamentals, pest management, fruits, vegetables, and plant propagation. Extension staff, Master Gardeners, and local area experts serve as class instructors. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019 course. Check with our office in the early spring if you are interested in applying for the 2020 course.

To learn more about the program view our Master Gardener Program Brochure.

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Who We Are

2020 Officers & Key Organizers

President: Rick Lowman 
Vice President: Becky Guthrie
Secretary: Barb Shepard
Treasurer: Sharon Coombes

Continuing Education: 
Garden Fest and Plant Sale: Rick Lowman, Becky Guthrie
Intern Training: Melanie Files
Member Services and Retention: Joyce and Art Robison
Publicity: Marcie Markley
Public Projects: Mary Palmer
State Representatives: Sharon Coombes, Becky Guthrie
Tomato Fest: Rick Lowman