International Master Gardener Conference 2011

Join us October 11-14 in Charleston, W.Va.

West Virginia Master Gardener

West Virginia University Extension Service and the West Virginia Master Gardener Association invite you to join us at the 2011 International Master Gardener Conference, October 11 -14 in Charleston, West Virginia. Download a brochure to print and share with others.

Come and join us in sharing gardening information, history and Appalachian culture. The International Master Gardener Conference will be held at the Charleston Convention Center October 11-14, 2011 when fall brings cool nights and colorful mountain scenery. The event will provide opportunities to learn gardening techniques that will help increase biodiversity, control exotic weeds, make the most of native plants in the landscape and improve gardening methods. Pre and post tours will help you discover the splendor of the Appalachian Mountains and the beauty and history of West Virginia.

Historic downtown, hotels, restaurants, and our regional shopping mall are within an afternoon stroll. Please come early and stay late to experience our local hospitality and to enjoy fall foliage, festivals and fairs.

Color it Green in a Wild & Wonderful Way

Charleston, WV
The Wild and Wonderful State of West Virginia beckons you to its capital city for the 2011 International Master Gardener Conference. Charleston, known in song and lore for its stunning scenery and recreation abundance, has become a regional center for all phases of gardening, landscaping and the associated arts. Centrally situated and crossed by interstates for easy access by auto, plane and rail, Charleston is beautifully banked by an expansive river running through it. Blessed by careful planning, nationally praised restoration and preservation, it presents a variety of historic areas, modern centers for the graphic and performing arts, unique shopping and a devotion to gardens, gardening and gardeners.

Hosted by West Virginia University Extension Service and the West Virginia Master Gardener Association, the conference will feature a variety of presentations for every level of the soil yielding arts from the study of plant materials to the challenges of sustainability. Every facet of growing mediums, combat techniques against invading species, rapacious pests and new and exciting plants will be discussed. Whatever your interest in cultivated flora, there is bound to be a venue. While the array of lectures and workshops will offer something for every interest, our famously safe home offers a rich mixture of activities for all visitors.

Please come for a time and a place

you’ll not forget.