W.Va. State University to Host Free Community Garden Workshop Series in Welch

Contact: Kimberly Osborne
(304) 766-3363
May 1, 2017
W.Va. State University to Host Free Community Garden Workshop Series in Welch
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service will host a series of workshops on community gardening May 9, 23 and June 6 at the Welch Armory in Welch, W.Va. The free workshops target community leaders, individuals and organizations hoping to start or expand community garden projects.

Workshops will cover the basics of garden layout and location, plant variety selection, pest management and additional topics in community garden creation and management. All experience levels are welcome.

“These workshops will be a great learning opportunity for community members interested in either launching, expanding or participating in community gardens and other smaller urban gardening initiatives,” said WVSU Extension Agent Annette Ericksen.

The full workshop schedule is as follows.
  • Tuesday, May 9, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Site Selection and Preparation
  • Tuesday, May 23, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Plant Selection and Growing Techniques; Container and Raised Bed Production
  • Tuesday, June 6, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Insect and Disease Management
Registration is required by contacting Ericksen at (614) 271-3005 or annette.ericksen@wvstateu.edu.

Funding for the workshop is provided by a USDA 1890 Capacity Building Grant (Award Number 59-2501-        16-043).

The Welch Armory is located at 600 Stewart Street in Welch.

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