The West Virginia University Extension
Master Gardener Program provides people interested in gardening with the
opportunity to expand their knowledge and sharpen their skills by taking part
in Basic/Level 1 training program that provides in-depth training in various
aspects of horticulture. This program helps residents better understand
horticultural and environmental issues through community engagement in
gardening and beautification projects at schools, parks, public institutions,
community organizations, and locations throughout the state.
Over sixteen weeks, trainees will receive 48 hours of instruction in botany, plant propagation, entomology, pesticides and pest management, plant disease, soil science and nutritional management, turfgrass management, vegetable gardening, tree fruits, small fruit, pruning, landscape design, woody ornamentals, indoor plants, herbaceous plants, and garden wildlife management.