Master Gardeners in this program are from the following counties in the tri-state area:

Hancock and Brooke
Jefferson and Columbiana
Beaver and Washington

Because of such diversity, they voted to call themselves the Tri-state Area Master Gardener Association or TAMGA.

Current officers:
Kevin Kale, Steubenville, OH – President
Larry Dennis, Wintersville, OH -VP
Bud Simmons, New Cumberland, WV- Treasurer
Doris Musselman, Wellsville, OH- Secretary
Jerri Beebe, Paris, PA – Historian
Donna Dennis, Wintersville, OH – Assistant Historian

All Master Gardeners trained in the Hancock MG Program are welcome to join TAMGA. There are no dues and meetings are usually held the second Monday of each month at 6:00 pm. Meetings are held at the First Christian Church on the corner of Lee and Main Street in Weirton.

TAMGA Home Page


Forms for current Master Gardeners
Report your hours by August 1 of each year
Want an Application?
WVMGA Application

Office Information

WVU Extension Service
Hancock County Office
New Cumberland Municipal Building
104 N. Court St. #203
P. O. Box 457
New Cumberland, WV 26047-0457

Phone 304-564-3805/3807
Fax 304-564-0457
Hours 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Master Gardeners


What is The Master Gardener Program?

Master Gardener graphic - blue,gold,green The WVU Extension Master Gardener Program provides people interested in gardening with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and sharpen their skills by taking part in a focused, 13 week training program that provides in-depth training in various aspects of horticulture including pest management, fruits, vegetables, and plant propagation.

The Master Gardener program is designed to train individuals in horticultural knowledge and to provide opportunities to share that knowledge with other county residents through Cooperative Extension programs on a volunteer basis. Master Gardeners are volunteers who have a strong interest in gardening techniques and a desire to help others.

Forty hours of training are provided by Extension and other professionals at a central location in Weirton. The cost of the Master Gardener manual is approximately $85.00. Subject areas include plant and soil sciences, plant propagation, insects and diseases, vegetables, pruning, composting, small fruits and fruit trees, and pesticide safety, to name a few.

In exchange for the training they receive, participants agree to:

Master Gardeners in the Tri-State Area Master Gardener Association come from Brooke and Hancock Counties in West Virginia and surrounding counties in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
If you are interested in applying to become a Master Gardener, you may download the application from our “Forms” page and mail it to:

WVU Extension – Hancock County

P.O. Box 457

New Cumberland, WV 26047

Please feel free to contact us with any questions at 304-564-3805

Learn more about the WVU Extension Master Gardener Program