WVU Extension Garden Calendars available

The 2014 West Virginia University Extension Service Garden Calendar is now available! As always, the calendar is filled with tips and helpful information from WVU Extension experts to help you get the most out of gardens.

The new calendar also celebrates 100 years of Extension, telling the story of the 1914 Smith-Lever Act, which created the nation’s Cooperative Extension Service.

“The garden calendar is an educational service for the people of West Virginia on behalf of WVU Extension Service,” said Steve Bonanno, WVU Extension Service interim director.

“Our faculty agents and specialists provide tips and techniques to help ensure gardeners are a success. That’s a direct tie to our land-grant roots.”

Articles throughout the calendar cover West Virginia achievements in agriculture, 4-H and more. You’ll find stories about the development of the Ornablue blueberry and West Virginia ’63 tomato, research into chestnut tree blight and potato crops, our state soil and Erma Byrd Holly.

You can also find planting zones, gardening tips and information about how to get the most out of your garden calendar.

Get your free garden calendar at the WVU Extension Service Upshur County Office, while supplies last. The office is located at 91 W. Main Street, and is open weekdys from 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

The Garden Calendar can also can be downloaded online at anr.ext.wvu.edu/r/download/178679.

Programs and activities offered by the West Virginia University Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, and marital status.