Regional Events of Interest

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

PVAS Native Plant Sale atShepherdstown Garden Fest: May 20-21

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

Master Gardeners Events & Activities 2017

Public Events

Garden Fest and Plant Sale
May 6, 9 AM to 2 PM
Bedington Ruritan

Featuring a wide variety of outdoor and indoor plants most are locally grown and potted by master gardeners, educational displays & demonstrations, gifts for mom and much much more. View the Garden Fest Flyer for details . Call the Extension office if you have questions. See you at the ‘Fest’. This sale is the Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardener Association major fundraiser of the year. All proceeds go to directly support WV Master Gardener Programming.

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.

Saturday, May 13
Spring Wildflower walk at Shannondale led by National Botanist (emeritus) Larry Stritch.

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.

The next meeting is Monday May 8.

Speaker’s Bureau Committee Meetings
1st Fridays, every month 9:30 to 11:30 am unless noted below
Alternating meeting locations between Jefferson and Berkeley Extension Offices

  • Note May meeting date changed to May 19 (Berkeley Extension).

Harvest Fest Planning Meeting
Wednesday, May 17, 2:00 pm
Morgan’s Grove Park

BJEMGA Speaker’s Bureau

Do you need a speaker on a gardening topic?
Presentation List
Request a Presentation

Master Gardener Conferences

West Virginia
Master Gardener Conference

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