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
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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

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