Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

2017 WSAZ Home & Garden Show

As in the past, the 2017 2017 WSAZ Home & Garden Show was a success.  There was an interesting slate of speakers on Friday & Saturday and the Master Gardener booths swarmed with friends from West Virginia & Kentucky.
Our CCMGA photographer, Victor Simpson, was on hand to capture the action on Friday and Saturday in and around our booth.  Check out his photos in the WEB-ALBUM.
Click the picture below to view Victor's photos from the weekend.

Friday, February 24, 2017

2017 WSAZ Home & Garden Show Speakers Announced

The featured speakers for the 2017 WSAZ Home and Garden Show at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena have been announced.

5 PM
Dr. Chuck Talbott
Soils and Soil Fertility
6 PM
Lyndall Harned
Organic Gardening
12 PM
Jessica Strickland
Reading Pesticide Labels & Personal Protective Equipment
1 PM
Tim Sayre
Home Canning
2 PM
Tom Bell
Butterfly/Pollinator Garden
3 PM
 Lori Bowling
New Plants for 2017
4 PM
Dr. Paul Vincelli
5 PM
Steve Beckelhimer
WV Native Bees
6 PM
Lacy Davidson & Park Ferguson
Grow Yourself Healthy:  Why You Can’t Afford NOT to Grow, Shop, and Eat WV Raised Food 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

4th Annual WV Urban Agriculture Conference

Mark your calendars, the date and location of the 4th annual WV Urban Agriculture Conference have been announced.
This year the conference will be held at Camp Virgil Tate (see map and directions below) on April 28 & 29.  This conference is one of the most interesting and relevant conferences for home gardeners that you may ever attend.
The website for the conference is http://urbanagwv.com/.  Full details of speakers and sessions are not yet available as of this posting on February 1 but is expected to be updated soon.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Butterfly Sanctuary at Kinetic Park

The project by HMDA to build a butterfly sanctuary is moving forward thanks to efforts of CCMGA and other groups.  CCMGA Treasurer, Tom Bell has coordinated the involvement of a number of agencies to kick off the first phase of work at the Donald Avenue site.
The video below provides a great overview of the project:

Saturday, December 3, 2016

2016 CCMGA Winter Party

The 2016 CCMGA Winter Party was quite a success. The new officers for 2017-18 were installed, Master Gardeners In-Training were certified as full Master Gardeners, our host, Lori Bowling, guided us in making wreaths and we enjoyed a lot of great food. Our attendance was over 20 and everyone had a great time. Our group photographer, Victor Simpson, got some great shots of the event.

Thanks to CCMGA Photographer Victor Simpson.  More of his photos of the 2016 Winter Party are available HERE - https://goo.gl/photos/GXoF5jxLrnTaWAiX9

Sunday, November 27, 2016

2016 CCMGA Winter Party - December 3 - Boyd County Extension Office

The CCMGA Winter Party will be held on December 3 at the Boyd County Extension Office. We will caravan or car pool leaving Enslow Park Presbyterian Church at 10:15 am. If you are planning to drive, you can find the Boyd County Extension Office at 2420 Center Street, Catlettsburg KY. The festivities begin at 11 am, Ham will be provided but members are asked to bring a side or dessert to share. Please give Jane Wilson a call or email (jackjanewilson@gmail.com or 304-416-1840) by Monday, November 28th to let her know how many will be coming, what side dish you plan to bring and whether you wish to make one or more wreaths. CCMGA members can bring one adult guest if desired.

Our host, Lori Bowling will be doing the education segment of our meeting showing us how to make beautiful wreaths that are suitable for holiday displays and make great gifts. Members and guests can make wreaths for $10 each.

The business portion of the meeting will be very brief. The primary agenda items are to welcome the new CCMGA officers:President – Dr. Kevin Smith
Vice President – Lisa Bell
Recording Secretary – Dr. Judy Silver
Corresponding Secretary – Nancy Prino
Treasurer – Tom Bell

Please remember that dues ($16) can now be paid for 2017. You can give your dues to Treasurer, Debbie Martin at the December 3 meeting or mail the dues to:


PO Box 7661

Huntington, WV 25578-7661