2018 Master Gardener Class

The schedule for the 2018 Master Gardener class for the Cabell County Master Gardener Association has been set. Debbie Martin and Jane Wilson, chairs of the CCMGA education and certification committees have arranged for a range of gardening education speakers. These presenters are county agents, university faculty and local gardening experts.

Unless otherwise noted, all classes will be on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall of Enslow Park Presbyterian Church (1338 Enslow Blvd Huntington WV 25701). Park in the lot in the back of the church and enter through the door at the rear of the building then come up the stairs to the Fellowship Hall. An elevator is available to anyone who needs it. The February 17 class will be held in conjunction with the monthly meeting of Cabell County Master Gardeners 1 pm in room 236 of Jenkins Hall on the Marshall University campus.  The April 28 class will be conducted in Huntington's Ritter Park at 1 pm.

The cost for the class is $110 which provides the comprehensive manual, the name badge and certificate upon completion and all other costs of the course.  Students cannot miss more than 2 classes total in order to graduate. Class will be cancelled if Cabell County Schools are closed for a snow day. 

In addition to the courses, there is a 40 hour volunteer service requirement to becoming a Certified Master Gardener.  You have a full year to satisfy this requirement. Jane, Debbie and other speakers will give you more information on meeting this service obligation.  

Please note the schedule below noting the required classes in boldface.  If a class has a hyperlink, there are documents or handouts available for you to download.

2018 Cabell County Master Gardener Classes (Subject to change)

January 9
Intro to Master Gardening by Dr. Kevin Smith
January 25
Rescheduled due to weather
**Botany by Steve Beckelhimer
January 23
Rose Care by Dr. Monica Valentovic & Dr. Gary Rankin
January 30
Food Safety & Garden Based Learning by Dr. Chuck Talbott
February 6
**Safe Pesticide Use  by Jennifer Shively
February 13
**Soils & Fertilizers by Dr. Autumn Starcher
February 17
Saturday – 1 pm
Kids on Campus/Title IX – Marshall University
February 20
**Entomology by Berry Crutchfield
February 27
Composting/Organic Gardening by Lyndal Harned
March 6
Fruit Trees by Dr. Mira Danalovich
March 13
Woody Ornamentals by Dave McGill
March 20
Indoor Plants/Review for Exam by Linda Mallory
March 27
Landscaping by Lori Bowling
April 3
Lawn Care by Brian Jeffers
Mason Bees as Pollinators by Steve Beckelhimer
April 10
**Plant Pathology by Steve Beckelhimer
April 17
Small Fruits by Dr. Mira Danalovich
April 24
Native Plants by Ronnie Hugart
April 28
Saturday – 1 pm
Pruning Trees and Shrubs by Dr. Mira Danalovich – Ritter Park
May 1
Vegetable Gardening and Tools by John David Johnson
May 8
Certification Exam & Master Gardeners’ Dinner

**Required classes

The form to evaluate each class is available HERE.

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