Extend the gardening season with cold-frame workshops

Contact: Brad Cochran
(304) 541-3301
Jan. 22, 2013
Extend the gardening season with cold-frame workshops
INSTITUTE, W.Va.Gardeners will learn to extend the traditional growing season with cold-frame construction workshops in Cabell and Raleigh counties, hosted by West Virginia State University Extension Service.

The workshops will be offered Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Barnett Center in Huntington and Friday, Feb. 1, at the School of Harmony in Beaver, both from 10 a.m. until noon.

Cold frames are enclosures designed with transparent roofs that allow plants to still receive sunlight while shielding them from dangerous elements, like excessive moisture or cold temperatures. Their function is similar to that of a greenhouse, extending the growing season through the winter months.  
“Cold frames are a great tool that allow us to enjoy those homegrown salad greens a little later into the season or to simply get a jump start on the season to come,” said Brad Cochran, extension associate.
The class costs $40 and includes a cold-frame kit. Registration is required by contacting Cochran at (304) 541-3301 or bcochran2@wvstateu.edu

The Barnett Center is located at 1524 10th Ave. in Huntington. The School of Harmony is located at 159 Granby Circle in Beaver. Workshops will be rescheduled if county schools are cancelled or delayed due to inclement weather.
West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, WV. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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