Spring is just around the corner, and now is the time to register for the West Virginia University Extension Service Master Gardener Conference, which takes place May 2-4 at Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center in Davis, W.Va.

The registration fee for the full conference is $120. The deadline for event registration is April 2. Full conference registration includes access to all sessions and materials, networking opportunities on Friday, and a lunch and evening banquet on Saturday.

Hotel reservations can be made for an additional cost. A limited block of rooms has been reserved for Master Gardener Conference attendees.

This year’s conference theme “Mountaineers—Living Our Heritage” calls upon experienced members and new members alike to share their knowledge and to learn together by way of educational workshops, activities and presentations.

Throughout the conference, attendees can gain further understanding of a variety of topics from workshops that educate about popular garden and agriculture subjects and practices, from basic landscaping on a budget,to bee-keeping and beer-making.

Guest speakers and WVU Extension Service agents and experts will present on topics like food storage and preservation, garden technology applications, soil management, horticulture and more.

Additionally, Jane Bostic, from the West Virginia Department of Tourism will discuss tourism’s role in how restaurants utilize farm-to-table food.

A bird-watching tour through Canaan Valley, led by state park naturalists, will be held on Saturday morning.

For a complete list of workshops and event activities, visit the Master Gardener Conference website at mastergardeners.ext.wvu.edu/annual-conference.

For additional questions, or for more information on the Master Gardener 2014 Conference, contact Stacey Huffman at Stacey.Huffman@mail.wvu.edu, or the Mineral County Extension Office at 304-788-3621.



CONTACT: Cassie Waugh, WVU Extension Service
304.293.8735, Cassie.Waugh@mail.wvu.edu

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