"West Virginia is the perfect place to produce shiitake mushrooms," says Brad Cochran, program assistant for agriculture and natural resources. "There are nearly 12 million acres of forests in the state with plenty of room to grow and harvest nontimber forest products."
The workshop will cover basic growing and inoculation techniques for shiitake mushroom production. Topics will include how to inoculate logs and how to harvest and use that harvest. Participants are encouraged to wear old clothes for the hands-on workshop.
Registration is required, as is a $20 fee to cover materials. Door prizes will be awarded. Contact Jeanie Sutphin, 304-204-4305 or extens...@wvstateu.edu.
Gardens at the library
The Kanawha County Public Library will host "Tin Yard Flowers," led by Lynn Barney. Create flowers for your yard from tin cans, then paint and embellish them. The class will be 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. March 30 at the Main Library (call 304-343-4646) and 1 p.m. March 24 at the Cross Lanes Branch Library. Supplies will be provided and registration is limited.
WVU Kanawha County Extension Agent John Porter will teach "Food Among the Flowers: Edible Landscaping 101," 6 p.m. March 29 at the Clendenin Branch Library (call 304-548-6370). Learn how to put your landscape to work producing delicious and healthy fruits and vegetables for your family.
West Virginia State University Extension Service is offering "Planning Ahead for Your Spring Garden" from 9 to 11 a.m. March 23 at the Barnett Center, 10th Avenue and Hal Greer Boulevard, Huntington.
The workshop will address everything a gardener needs to think about before planting this season's garden. Participants will be taken through a step-by-step process with topics including proper plant spacing, companion plantings, seed germination, transplant scheduling, and water management. Fee is $5. Register via 304-204-4305 or extens...@wvstateu.edu.
Reach Sara Busse at sara.bu...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1249.