Monongalia County Master Gardeners
The Monongalia County Master Gardeners were organized in November 1997. The first class of Master Gardeners completed their training classes in March 1998 then met to organize and formulate a direction for their volunteer activities and other ways they could share their experience with the public. They set the course for the Master Gardener classes yet to come. We are celebrating more than 15 years in Monongalia County!
The Master Gardener Program was created by university Extension services to meet the enormous increase in requests from home gardeners for horticultural information. The first Master Gardener Program was started in 1972 in Washington State. Since then, the program has spread to 48 states including West Virginia.
To become a Certified Master Gardener and a member of the Monongalia County Master Gardener Organization, a person must successfully complete 40 hours of classroom education and then give 40 hours of approved volunteer work to their community within one year of completing the classroom work. In order to retain Certified Master Gardener status, a person must complete 10 hours of educational classes and 20 hours of volunteer hours on a yearly basis thereafter. For further information, contact the Monongalia County Extension Office at 304/291-7201 or Email Sheryl Bergen Jarvis.
Meetings and Programs
Business meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. contact the extension office at 304/291-7201 or Email for meeting location and speaker information. The education meetings are open to the public.
Additional questions? Contact Sheryl Bergen Jarvis at 304-291-7201 or email
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Officers and Executive Board – 2015-16
|Certification||Sheryl Bergen Jarvis|
|Newsletter Editor||Sheryl Bergen Jarvis|
|Past President||Debra Blum|