International Master Gardener Conference 2011

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Top Ten Reasons to be a Master Gardener

By request, as compiled and delivered by horticulturalist and KDKA radio host Jessica Walliser

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Pre & Post Conference
Tour Information

Pre-Conference Tours
GRANDVIEW OVERLOOK DEF (Small) Head to Wild, Wonderful West Virginia a few days early and participate in one of three pre-conference tours.

  • Explore our state’s unique artisan crafts, history and the western frontier on the “Heritage and Horticulture Tour.”
  • Decide to go north for a trip through the Allegheny Mountains on the “Northern Panhandle Tour.” Stops include Wheeling’s Oglebay Resort and the historic Adaland Mansion.
  • Go east to view a town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and visit historic Harper’s Ferry on the “Historic Eastern Panhandle Tour.”



Post-Conference Tours PearlBuckHouse-sjs-03 (Small)
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Explore southern West Virginia’s charm, heritage and beauty on the “Southern West Virginia” tour. Stops include Tamarack, the Greenbrier and the Pearl S. Buck house.

Other options include the “Allegheny Highlands Tour” through scenic West Virginia. Explore the beauty and splendor of the mountain state while traveling through the Monongahela National Forest.


Featured Presentations &
Breakout Session Topics Announced

Six featured presentations will take place throughout the conference. See which topics will be presented by experts Bill Cullina, Brian Jorg, Janet Macunovich, Steven Nikkila, Barbara Pleasant, Lee Reich, and Vincent Simeone.

Learn the topics and speakers for the 2011 Breakout Sessions.


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