Chippewa Valley Master Gardener Association

Prior to 1999, residents of Chippewa County had to travel to other counties to take part in the Master Gardener program. When Extension Agent Jerry Clark came on board, he realized the importance of the program and what it could bring to Chippewa County. In January of 1999 the first Master Gardener Training session was held in the county. Class participants were very enthused about the program. Upon completion of the program the class met with Jerry Clark and Master Gardener Volunteer Laura Franta to form the Chippewa Valley Master Gardener Association (CVMGA). Since then the group has grown and hosts numerous educational workshops and presentations that include its annual “Think Spring” Garden Seminar, as well as its annual plant sale to help raise funds for their projects.


President Mary Jo Fleming
Vice-president Kathy Clark
Treasurer Laurie Hurt
Secretary Shirley Blizek
At Large: Paul Nicolai
  Debbi Smith