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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

This 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, ornamental plants, pest management, fruits, vegetables, and plant propagation. Extension staff, Master Gardeners, and local area experts serve as class instructors. Applications for the training course are available each spring and classes begin each August.

To learn more about the program view our Master Gardener Program Brochure or call the Berkeley Extension Service office.


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Who We Are

2021 Officers & Key Organizers

President: Rick Lowman 
Vice President: Becky Guthrie
Secretary: Sharon Coombes
Treasurer: Art Robison

Continuing Education: Becky Guthrie
Garden Fest and Plant Sale: 
Intern Training: Melanie Files
Member Services and Retention: Audra Weisenberger
Judicial Center Rain Garden: Mary Palmer
Publicity: Emily Walker
Ranson Community Garden: Jean Marie King
State Representatives: Sharon Coombes, Becky Guthrie
Tomato Fest: Rick Lowman