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Garderners Exchange will meet April 18

By Staff | Apr 13, 2015

The April 18 meeting of the Gardeners Exchange Group takes place at the WVU Tree Fruit Research and Education Center, 67 Apple Harvest Lane, Kearneysville.

The topic is Season Extension & Gardening Workshop for Home Owners with Dr. Lewis Jett the WVU Commercial Horticulture Extension Specialist and local County Faculty

Attendees will learn about season extension and the vegetable production research taking place at the center including the new rolling high tunnel and various season extension techniques one can use to extend the growing season. The workshop will include demonstrations of hoop bending, using row covers, tool care, soil sampling, understanding soil test results and various gardening opportunities in the area. While supplies last, attendees will receive a copy of the 2015 WVU Garden Calendar, and its companion publication About Vegetable Varieties, as well as selected handouts on all sorts of gardening information.

No breakfast for this meeting. Attendees will meet in the parking lot at 9:15 a.m. to exchange plants; program starts at 9:30.

For more information, please visit the GEG Website, www.g-e-g.org/

GEG is an informal network of avid gardeners from Jefferson, Morgan and Berkeley counties and the nearby areas of Maryland and Virginia. The purpose is to bring together people who share an interest in the practical, hands-on challenges and pleasures of gardening. Members are young and old; men and women; retired and working people; professional gardeners, master gardeners and beginners. The gardening interests of GEG members are just as diverse: wildflowers to roses, fruit trees to mushrooms, water gardening to Xeriscaping. Everyone is invited to the meeting and the group is open to all.