WVU Extension to host gardening program

TAYLOR COUNTY—The Taylor County Extension Office, in conjunction with the Harrison and Marion County Extension Offices, is gearing up for warmer Spring weather.

The groups will be offering a Master Gardener training program for anyone interested on working on their green thumb for the upcoming planting and growing season.

According to a press release from the Taylor County Extension Office, the program is slated to be held at the Boothsville Baptist Church.

Although the church is located in Marion County, it is within a quarter mile of both Harrison and Taylor Counties, making it an accommodating location for all three counties and those interested in taking part in the program.

The trainings are set to begin on Monday, February 24, at 6:00 p.m., and will be held at the same 6:00 p.m. time slot every Monday thereafter up until May 11.

The program will boast classes to suit the needs of all gardeners, regardless of experience or the types of vegetation they are wanting to grow. The program will also discuss many topics gardeners may be wishing to explore. 

Classes will focus on an array of subjects that include, but are not limited to, soils and soil fertility, composing, basic botany, entomology, plant pathology, trees and woody ornamentals, vegetables production and plant propagation.

The cost to attend all 11 classes, which includes a rather large manual of more than 1,000 pages, as well as other class materials and refreshments at each gathering, is $90.

There is no need to be an expert gardener in order to take part in this program.

If you are unsure that this class is the right fit for you, you can test the waters before making a final decision, as the group’s first meeting will be an introduction program, solely focusing on the program and its mission.

“During the initial class, anyone thinking of giving gardening a try or wanting to learn more about the Master Gardener program itself is welcome to attend the introductory course on February 24 with no commitment,” the press release states.

For more information on the program please contact John Murray, at the Taylor County Extension Office by calling 304-265-3303.

Additional information can also be obtained via email, by submitting a request to [email protected]

Additionally, those wishing to attend the Master Gardener program’s introductory class should RSVP to the aforementioned email or phone number, to allow instructions to provide the proper amount of class materials.


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