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Gardener’s group looks at canning foods safely

By Staff | May 15, 2015

Gardeners Exchange Group’s next meeting will cover Canning Foods Safely with Judy Matlick of the West Virginia Extension Service. It will take place May 16 at 9 a.m. at the Stevenson residence in Shenandoah Junction. After the meeting, Mrs. Stevenson will take members on a short tour of her farm and her chicken coops. She runs a Community Supported Agricultural organization, Moon on the Mountain farm.

For more information and directions, check www.g-e-g.org/ or call Carole Brooks 304 876 1761

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.

GEG members share information, resources, expertise, labor, plants, and experiences through monthly meetings, garden visits, and special events. They meet at 9 a.m., usually the third Saturday of the month, April through October. New members are always welcome. The group meets rain or shine.