2016 Master Gardener Class


The schedule for the 2016 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 cost for the class is $100 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.

2016 Cabell County Master Gardener Classes (Subject to change)

Date
Topic
January 5
January 12
Using Perennials-Shrubs & Trees in your Landscape by Myra Simmons
January 19
Edible Landscaping/ Community Gardening by John Porter
January 26
**Botany by Steve Beckelhimer
February 2
Rose Care by Dr. Monica Valentovic  & Dr. Gary Rankin
February 9
**Soils & Fertilizers by Dr. Chuck Talbott
February 16
Mason Bees as Pollinators by Steve Beckelhimer
February 23
**Insect Management by Barry Crutchfield
March 1
Woody Ornamentals & Pruning by Jeremy Lawson
March 8
March 15
Composting/Organic Gardening by Lyndal Harned
March 22
**Plant Pathology by Lori Bowling
March 29
House Plants & Propagation/Review for Test
April 5
Certification Test
April 12
Canning and Food Preservation by Brenda Porter (optional)
April 19
ATV Safety by Mark Whitt (optional)
April 26
Snow Date

**Required classes



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