Master Gardeners of Morgan County
Gardenside Chat – Apple Tree Grafting
April 29, 2017 – 10 a.m. -3 p.m. at the Morgan County Board of Education
Presented by Dr. Mire Danilovich
70 different apples available; $10 for 1st tree and $5 for each additional tree
Contact the Extension Office and indicate the number of trees you wish to graft.
Increasing Beneficial Fungi in your Garden
March 11, 2017 – 10 a.m. to noon at the Morgan County Board of Education
Presented by Lee Barron
This class is geared toward those who use or want to use no-till gardening techniques utilizing the soil food web.
Plant Fair – May 12 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and May 13 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Master Gardener Class – contact 304-258-8400 for information
Morgan County Master Gardener Scholarship
Established to annually award a scholarship for both Morgan County High Schools. The scholarship is awarded to a senior from each high school who meets the criteria spelled out in scholarship application. Briefly, the senior must have been accepted to a West Virginia institute of higher learning and be pursuing a degree or certification in horticulture, agriculture, forestry, or a similar field of environmental study.
For more information contact the Morgan County Master Gardeners through the WVU Extension Office at 304-258-8400.
Master Gardener Program
The Master Gardeners program is designed to use the services of trained volunteers who have horticultural knowledge and a willingness to share that knowledge with other county residents through the Cooperative Extension Service. The program was initiated in 1972 in Seattle and has spread to over 45 states. The West Virginia University Master Gardener program got its start in 1993. Morgan County conducts a Master Gardener training class each year. Master Gardeners must complete the class and contribute at least 30 volunteer hours to become certified.
The Master Gardener Program and Training are conducted by the West Virginia University Extension Service through the County Extension office. Specialized training provides gardeners the opportunity to improve their horticultural knowledge and skills. Certified Master Gardeners then share their expertise with the public through organized volunteer activities.
The program is more than a horticulture class or a garden club. It is a volunteer and personal growth program that enables participants to increase their knowledge of horticulture while development communication, management, and leadership skills.
Morgan County Master Gardener Program
Morgan County Master Gardener Programs you can get involved with include:
Horticulture programs at local schools
Demonstration gardens at the Morgan County Library
Provide gardening help to the elderly and disabled citizens of the community
Apple Butter Festival Information Booth
Helping design and advise on local beautification projects
Annual Master Gardeners Plant Fair
Annual Morgan County Fair
Farmers Market Information Booth
Helping restore historical cemeteries and other public property
Provide gardening information to the public through Gardenside Chats and newsletters
For more information about becoming a Master Gardener, contact the Morgan County Extension Office at 304-258-8400.