master gardeners will lead spring classes | Community

The WVU Extension Master Gardener program will teach an online course this spring via Zoom beginning March 3 and ending June 30. Classes will be held once a week, Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.

If the pandemic situation permits, organizers hope to hold in-person workshops on plant pruning and propagation.

Course topics will include Master Gardener Program History, Botany (study of plants), Entomology (study of insects), Plant Diseases, Plant Propagation, Pruning, Soils and Analysis soils, pesticides and pest control, pollinators, woody ornamentals, vegetable and herb gardens, berries, fruit trees, houseplants, bonsai, landscaping, turf management and weed management. wildlife.

Teachers will include West Virginia University professors, WVU extension officers and master gardeners.

The West Virginia Extension Master Gardener program is supported by WVU Extension Service. The programs and activities offered by the New River Master Gardeners and the WVU Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or national origin.

If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, contact J. Rushin at [email protected]

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