Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Keynote Speaker for 2016 WVEMG Association Conference Announced

West Virginia Extension  
Master Gardener Association Annual Conference

“Gardening with Mother Nature”

April 15-17, 2016

State Fair of WV
891 Maplewood Ave, Fairlea, WV 24902
Hosted by Greenbrier Valley Master Gardeners

Nancy Ross Hugo
Keynote Speaker

Nancy Ross Hugo has had the privilege of living among trees, writing about trees, and learning about trees for most of her life. As garden columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, education manager at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and writer for publications including HorticultureFine Gardening, and American Forests, she has been combining her love of the outdoors with her love of the written word for over 30 years. She is the author of five books, including Seeing Trees and Trees Up Close, and she led initiatives to locate and celebrate Virginia’s oldest, most historic, largest, and most interesting trees, a four-year project that resulted in the publication of Remarkable Trees of Virginia, a book that has been called “a spectacular tribute to trees.”

Nancy will also present a workshop on “Windowsill Art.” More information on that later!

For more information, visit

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

2016 WVMG Conference - April 15-17 - Lewisburg, WV

APRIL 15, 16, 17, 2016

The following motels have rooms blocked for the 2016 Master Gardener Conference:
(cutoff date for discounted rate: March 15, 2016)

Quality Inn/Brier Inn
540 N. Jefferson Street, Lewisburg
Single:  $79.99    Double:  $84.99 (plus tax)

Holiday Inn Express
222 Hunter Lane, Lewisburg
$115.00 (plus tax)

550 N. Jefferson Street, Lewisburg
Single: $57.80   Double:  $63.75  (plus tax)

(Ask for Group Reservations/ Conference Rate)