WVSU Extension Service Hosting Free Agriculture Workshops in Mount Hope

Contact: Kimberly Osborne
(304) 766-3363
June 19, 2015
WVSU Extension Service Hosting Free Agriculture Workshops in Mount Hope
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service will present a free series of workshops to help beginning and experienced gardeners learn a variety of garden management and small fruit production techniques on Wednesday, July 1, at the Mount Hope Fire Department in Mount Hope, W.Va.

“We are excited to expand our agricultural education outreach efforts into the Mount Hope community,” said Melissa Stewart, assistant program director of WVSU Extension Service. “We will be covering a variety of topics that will open up both new and existing gardeners to some interesting growing methods, management practices and crop options.”

The workshops will include sessions on pest management, fruit production and container gardening. The full schedule is as follows.
  • 10 a.m. - Pest Management
  • 11 a.m. - Mushroom Production
  • 1 p.m. - Rain Barrels
  • 2 p.m. - Container Gardening
WVSU Extension Service is partnering with the West Virginia Minority and Veteran Farmers Program to host the series, made possible by a West Virginia Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant and by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Socially Disadvantaged Farmer and Rancher Program.

To register, contact WVSU Extension Agent Randy Ross at (808) 208-5099 or rross8@wvstateu.edu.

The Mount Hope Fire Department is located at 428 Main St. in Mount Hope.

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