ERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - When you meet a Morgan County Master Gardener, generally they are leaning over a plant to get a good view and checking the underside of its leaves because growing good healthy plants and sharing information is what they do.
The 2010 Master Gardeners Plant Fair on Friday and Saturday in Berkeley Springs State Park is where you will find them to get your garden plantings and to answer questions.
"Educating the public is our main purpose," said Phyllis Hagstad, who chairs the education committee.
Morgan County Master Gardeners president Susan Taylor said the organization began about 11 years ago through the West Virginia University Morgan County Extension Service.
The plant fair is the major fundraiser for the organization, and it has grown, Taylor said. About 16 vendors also sell handmade pottery and garden art, herb gardens, hanging baskets, orchids, a kit for square-foot gardening in raised beds and much more, Taylor said.