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Canaan Valley Resort State Park

2024 West Virginia Extension Master Gardeners Conference

Welcome to the West Virginia Extension Master Gardeners Annual Conference 2024 Registration for the April 12-14 Annual Conference at Canaan Valley is now open!

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2024 West Virginia Extension Master Gardeners Conference
2024 West Virginia Extension Master Gardeners Conference

Time & Location

Apr 13, 2024, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Canaan Valley Resort State Park, 230 Main Lodge Rd, Davis, WV 26260, USA

About the event

Welcome to the West Virginia Extension Master Gardeners Annual Conference 2024

Registration for the April 12-14 Annual Conference at Canaan Valley is now open!

Native Roots Inc. will be a vendor during this weekend's conference. Below is a list of educational sessions. 

April 12, 2024

1:00 PM ET

Growing Crops Indoors -- Paul Mock, Josh Peplowski, Barbara Liedl 

Hydroponics – Surprise, You Might Already Be Doing It! -- Paul Mock 

2:00 PM ET

How to Set Up a High Tunnel -- Josh Peplowski 

3:00 PM ET

 Controlling Pests with IPM and Beneficials in Protected Culture -- Barbara Liedl 

April 13, 2024

9:00 AM ET

Opening Keynote: Less Lawn: More Life -- Merikay Smith 

10:45 AM ET

1A -- Utilization of Plant Immunity to Ward Off Pests and Diseases -- Mahfuz Rahman 

1B -- Understanding the ‘Art’ of the Japanese Garden -- Michael Hasenmyer 

1C -- Reclaiming Mine Sites for Plant Growth -- Jeff Skousen 

1D -- The Amazing World of Honeybees -- Louisa Householder 

2:30 PM ET

2A -- Beyond the Soil Test: The Importance of Protecting Healthy Soil” -- Elaine Specht 

2B -- Briefing on Some Common Trees of Urban Landscapes -- Dave McGill 

2C -- Navigating School Gardens -- Candace Delong 

2D -- Using Beneficial Organisms and Organic Products to Control Insect Pests — Carlos Quesada 

4:00 PM ET

 3A -- Garden Design: Historical Perspectives -- Peter Butler 

3B -- Building, Maintaining, and Enhancing a Community Nature Park -- Katharine Gregg 

3C -- Trees and Storms – What to Do Before and After -- Karen Cox 

3D -- Native Seed Collection, Storage, and Propagation: The Foundation of Success -- John Burkhart 

April 14, 2024

9:00 AM ET

Sunday Keynote: Let's Talk About This -- John Magee 

10:45 AM ET

4A: What Is A Community Garden -- Jean Marie King 

4B: Growing West Virginia’s Garden -- Philip Smith 

4C: Lurking Trouble in the Cider Apple Block: When Things Do Not Go as Planned -- Mira Danilovich 

4D: Update on New Vegetable Varieties for West Virginia -- Lewis Jett

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