Regional Events of Interest

Garden Show of York: March 3-5

Philadelphia Flower Show: March 11-19

Gardening in the Valley Symposium: April 1

Held in Middleton, VA, symposium topics include: Organic Soils; Green Infrastructure; Native Plants; Bugs; Monarchs. Preregister by March 15

Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival: April 22-23

Blandy Experimental Farm Garden Fair (huge plant and supply sale). May 13-14

Boonsboro, MD Green Fest May 13

United Way Day of Caring – Yankauer Nature Preserve or Stauffer Marsh
September 12

Master Gardeners Events & Activities 2017

Public Events

The talk previously scheduled for March 14 “Creating a Butterfly Habitat” has been rescheduled for April 5.

March Series Gardening Talks

The BJEMGA Speaker’s Bureau is pleased to offer a series of free garden related talks in March to help you get a good start this season. The talks begin at 7:00 pm and will be held at the Jefferson County Extension office at 1948 Wiltshire Rd, Ste 3 in Kearneysville. View/print flyer .

  • Friday March 10: Is that a Weed? Presented by Joann Harstad
  • Tuesday, March 21: Invasive Plants – What Can YOU Do? Presented by Louise Finch
  • Tuesday, March 28: Spring Wildflowers of the Eastern Panhandle Presented by Larry Stritch
  • Wednesday, April 5: Creating a Butterfly Habitat – Help a Monarch! Presented by Becki Jones

Gardening Talk and Demonstrations – FREE
Saturday, April 8
10 to noon at Hospice Education Center
330 Hospice Lane in Kearneysville

RSVP to the Extension Office by April 1 – call 304-264-1936. Program is approved for 2 CE credits for Master Gardeners. Presenting square foot gardening and straw bale gardening. View/Print Flyer.

Garden Fest and Plant Sale
Details to follow
Bedington Ruritan

Harvest Fest
August 26 – SAVE THE DATE!
Morgan’s Grove Park
Details to follow

Volunteer Opportunities for Master Gardeners & Interns

Judicial Center Rain Garden Maintenance is a 3-season opportunity for Master Gardeners and Interns to get their required volunteer hours working alongside other master gardeners.

Rain Garden Schedule 2017

We generally work for 2 hours. Rain date for rain garden work is the day following the scheduled day, except for Saturday. Saturday rain date will be Monday. Contact Ron Emge to help with the Rain Garden

Ranson Old Town Community Gardens Maintenance Contact Sharon Bias to help

Public Events: We need many hands on deck during event planning, setup, day of & followup. Currently planned public events include:

  • May 6 Garden Fest: contact Wilma Myers, Jane Holsclaw or Nancy Stewart
  • August 26 Tomato Fest: contact Mary Palmer or Cathy Sigalas

    Committee Service: To serve on or assist one of several BJEMGA committees, contact the committee chairperson.

Continuing Education

Items listed here have been approved for continuing education credit for Master Gardeners and Interns. Those that are also open to the public are so indicated.

Thursday, April 8 (See Public Events above for details on this event.)

Tuesday, April 25
9 to noon
Wildflower walk and plant identification at a member’s private property. Potluck. Approved for 3 CE credits. RSVP to Cathy Sigalas (and get directions).

May – TBA

Saturday in June, date TBA
10 to noon at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA
Medicinal Plant Garden and Laboratory with Professor Wendell Combest. Approved for 2 CE credits. RSVP to Cathy Sigalas.


Board of Directors Meetings
Generally held 2nd Mondays of the month at 10:00 am. Exceptions to this schedule will be noted here.

Garden Fest & Plant Sale Planning Meetings
1st Tuesdays, January through April
USDA Rural Development Conference Room, 1450 Edwin Miller Blvd #4

Speaker’s Bureau Committee Meetings
1st Fridays, every month 10am-Noon
Alternating meeting locations between Jefferson and Berkeley Extension Offices

April 7 Jefferson Co

BJEMGA Speaker’s Bureau

Do you need a speaker on a gardening topic?
Presentation List
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Master Gardener Conferences

West Virginia
Master Gardener Conference

March 24-26
Stonewall Jackson Resort
Auction details & donation form

International Master Gardener Conference
July 10-14
Portland, OR
Features 44 concurrent session classes, 16 tours, film festival.
Registration is open.