Master Gardener Course
Students who enroll in the Master Gardener Course receive advanced horticulture training to become volunteers with the WVU Extension Service in Kanawha County. The course is intended to be the formal training for the West Virginia Extension Master Gardener Program, a volunteer service program of WVU Extension Service. Certification as a Master Gardener requires 40 hours of instruction and 40 hours of volunteer service within the year following completion of the course. There is a program fee to cover the cost of the training manual and other materials. Certified Master Gardeners have the option of joining the Kanawha County Master Gardener Association.
Master Gardener Class Info
WVU Kanawha County Extension Service offers a 10-week training course for the West Virginia Extension Master Gardener Program. Participants will receive instruction in botany, soils, basic landscaping, pest identification and control, vegetable gardening, small and tree fruits, and more.
The the Master Gardener class requires an application (below). At the first class session, a $100 materials fee is due (make checks payable to KCMGA). The fee covers the instruction manual, class materials and a name tag (upon certification)
Spring 2016 Class
The new Master Gardener training course began February 9, 2016 and will continue for 13 weeks until May 3, 2016. Classes are being held in Charleston on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.
Please complete an application and send it to the office to enroll in the next Master Gardener Course to be scheduled.Download the Application
Contact the office via email or call 304-720-9573 for more information.