Master Gardeners meeting and planning projects
ELKINS — On Monday afternoon, Master Gardeners of Randolph/Tucker/Upshur counties had their monthly meeting at Elkins City Park.
Demonstration and participation of “Seed Blocking” occurred, then members edged, weeded and mulched to beautify the south beds of the Art Center.
The WVU Extension Master Gardener Program provides people interested in gardening with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and sharpen their skills by taking part in Basic/Level 1 and Advanced/Level 2 training programs that provide in-depth training in various aspects of horticulture.
The program helps residents better understand horticultural and environmental issues through community engagement in gardening and beautification projects at schools, parks, public institutions, community organizations, and locations throughout the state.
The spring Master Gardener class is already in session, once a week, via Zoom. There will be a fall class. If interested and for more information, see https://extension.wvu.edu/lawn-gardening-pests/master-gardener-program.
• Among the many benefits of getting involved with the WVU Extension Master Gardener program are:
• Getting to know more about gardening and horticulture to expand personal horizons and be able to help others
• Significant improvements in quality of life, including physical activity, social activity, self-esteem and nutrition
• Offers opportunities for professional development through continuing training opportunities
• Meeting like-minded people and engaging in the garden activities you are passionate about
• Opportunities to assume responsibility
• Encourages individual independence
• Gaining respect in the community for your newly developed horticultural skills
• Flexibility to conduct volunteer work