Master Gardener Association
The West Virginia Master Gardener Association was incorporated in 2000. The board of directors is comprised by representatives from many of the county master gardener programs. The board meets quarterly to address statewide program issues and has oversight for organizing of the annual conference.
Currently, priority areas that the Association addresses are communication and marketing of the West Virginia Master Gardener Program; recruitment and retention of master gardeners in county associations; education and continuing education; financial stability; volunteer activities and programs; and developing and formalizing the planning process for state conferences.
Nominations are given to the Association and a number of awards are presented to
groups throughout the state for outstanding community projects and service. In
addition, three state-level individual awards are given – the
Master Gardener of the Year Award, the
Golden Trowel Award and the
Honorary Master Gardener of the Year.