The Greenbrier Valley Master Gardeners recently appointed new officers to serve for a two year period beginning in January 2014.
They are Susie Baker and Mary Ann Mann, co-presidents; Judy and Rich Lohmeyer, co-vice presidents; Helen Mitchell, secretary; Debra Davis, treasurer and Jennifer Koger, communications.
The Greenbrier Valley Master Gardeners program started in 2002 under the supervision of John McCutcheon, Greenbrier County extension agent. The organization has regularly offered a series of ten required classes to instruct those interested in becoming Master Gardeners. The Greenbrier Valley chapter currently has approximately 70 active members. They are involved in a number of gardening projects throughout the county including the master garden at the West Virginia fairgrounds, and the Jr. Master Gardener programs at Lewisburg Elementary School and other county schools. They have also been involved in a chestnut tree planting project, and have designed and maintained plantings at Dorie Miller Park in Lewisburg, and the Greenbrier River Trailhead in Caldwell.
The next series of classes for those interested in becoming Master Gardeners will be offered in the fall of 2015. Inquiries regarding the Greenbrier Valley Master Gardeners and their projects are welcome to call the WVU Extension Office in Fairlea at 304-647-7408.
Master Gardeners Officers: Helen Mitchell, secretary (left); Jennifer Koger, communications; Susie Baker, co-president, Mary Ann Mann, co-president; Debra Davis, treasurer, Judy Lohmeyer and Rich Lohmeyer, co-vice presidents