WVSU Extension Service and KISRA Hosting Free Agriculture Workshops in Dunbar

Contact: Kimberly Osborne
(304) 766-3363
July 15, 2015
WVSU Extension Service and KISRA Hosting Free Agriculture Workshops in Dunbar

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service will present a series of free workshops to help beginning and experienced gardeners learn a variety of garden management and production techniques on Thursday, Aug. 6, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Kanawha Institute for Social Research and Action (KISRA) Paradise Farms in Dunbar.

The workshops will include sessions on mushrooms, brambles and container gardening. The full schedule is as follows:
  • 9 a.m. – Mushroom Production
  • 10 a.m. – Aches and Pains
  • 11 a.m. – Bramble Production
  • 1 p.m. – Container Gardening
  • 2 p.m. – Adaptive Gardening
  • 3 p.m. – Strawberry Production
The series of workshops is made possible by a grant from 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.
KISRA Paradise Farms is located at 131 Perkins Ave. in Dunbar.

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