CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Preparing gardeners for the spring season is the focus of a new series of workshops, hosted by the West Virginia State University Extension Service at the Kanawha County Public Library. The series targets backyard gardeners, as well as groups looking to establish community, youth or adaptive gardens.
"With the spring season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to consider planting a garden of your own or combining efforts with others to establish a community garden," said Melissa Stewart, extension specialist for agriculture and natural resources. "Community gardens are wonderful for uniting residents to work together toward achieving a common goal."
The courses will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. with the following topics and dates:
Feb. 26: Site selection and preparation
March 12: Garden design and plant spacing
March 26: Plant selection and growing techniques
April 23: Raised beds and container gardening