Quick, last-minute gifts from the garden
Oftentimes homemade and homegrown gifts are those that are remembered the longest. Not only do they represent your thoughtfulness toward the recipient, but also your time in growing or making the item. These gifts could even be hiding right under your nose in your kitchen or garden shed. Here are some ideas:
Spring 2014 Extension Master Gardener Course
My Master Gardening course for the spring has been scheduled for Feb. 8 through April 5. The 10-week course will be offered on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore Community Education room (across the street from Green's Feed and Seed) in Charleston. The course has a materials fee of $100, and is intended as a training for volunteers wishing to work on garden projects with WVU Extension. Applications are available at http://kanawha.ext.wvu.edu/mastergardener/course or by calling 304-720-9573.
2014 WVU Extension Garden Calendar is here!
Perhaps the only arrival that is more anticipated that Santa Claus' is the arrival of the WVU garden calendar. People start calling my office months in advance wanting a copy. Well, they are finally here! The 2014 calendar celebrates WVU Extension's land-grant contributions to the agriculture of West Virginia, all while giving suggested planting and gardening dates. You can pick up your free copy at my office, 4700 MacCorkle Ave. S.E., Suite 101, in Kanawha City, or at any branch of the Kanawha County Public Library.
John Porter is the WVU Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in Kanawha County. He may be reached at john.por...@mail.wvu.edu or at 304-720-9573. Twitter: @WVgardenguru.