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VIENNA — Spring and the annual Fridays in the Backyard garden academic collection sponsored by the Wood County Learn Gardeners, a application of the West Virginia University Extension Service, will before long be listed here.

Periods for the eighth calendar year of the sequence will be held at noon Fridays in February at the South Parkersburg Baptist Church at 1655 Blizzard Push. The conference space is in the decreased stage and can be accessed by way of the back again entrance.

Gardening lovers, gurus and newcomers are welcome. The series is free of charge and open to the public. Doorway prizes these as seed packets and herbs will be offered.

“Since the start off of the pandemic, the attractiveness of gardening has developed, so we are psyched about the Fridays in the Yard sequence,” stated J.J. Barrett, WVU Extension Company agriculture agent.

Effectively-remaining and strain reduction are far more important than ever, he claimed.

“Research has proven the rewards of gardening, like establishing healthier consuming patterns, relieving strain, rising bodily activity and obtaining a extra optimistic outlook on life,” Barrett stated.

Together with Barrett, other Grasp Gardeners will be current at every session to solution gardening inquiries.

Fridays in the Yard is an opportunity for gardening enthusiasts to share knowledge, discover and undertake new abilities, Robin Clark, Wooden County Master Gardener, explained. Past the instructional price, it’s fun to interact with folks of comparable interests, Clark explained.

The 2022 subjects include things like:

* “Backyard Wintertime Chook Feeding” on Feb. 4 with Barrett. Hunting for cost-free seeds to get started out with a vegetable back garden? WVU Family Nutrition Specialist Kristen McCartney will existing all the details about this exciting method.

* On Feb. 11, Dave Hawkins from Mother Earth Food items will talk about “Medicinal Herbs for the Yard.” Honeybees in addition to other indigenous bees and insects provide a very important job in pollinating bouquets, vegetables and fruit trees. Barrett will instruct about “Building Your Pollinator Garden”.

* On Feb. 18, Mike Murphy from Murphy Farms will focus on very good vegetable varieties for the dwelling backyard garden in “Varieties that Do the job.” A lot of residents in the Mid-Ohio Valley enjoy vegetable gardening, but do not have the space. “Container Gardening” will be the issue of Barrett’s presentation.

* The Feb. 25 workshop is about hostas, usually a good addition to any dwelling landscape with their eye-catching foliage and beautiful bouquets. Learn Gardener Tony Playtis will current “All About Hostas” for pointers on growing this plant. Absolutely everyone loves a new, ripe tomato from the summer months backyard garden. Barrett will existing details on “Tips for Delicious Tomatoes and Peppers.”

Learn Gardeners are Extension Support volunteers experienced in tiny-scale foodstuff manufacturing, horticulture and gardening.

They share their understanding with the local community, undertake local community-based mostly gardening initiatives this kind of as the Wooden County Library Arboretum, Armstrong Backyard in Williamstown, Edison Arboretum and quite a few group gardens.

“The Master Gardener Plan is a wonderful way to increase your gardening expertise not only for particular use, but to support (the) community” claimed Joyce McDougal, president of the Wood County Learn Gardeners.

For a lot more data about Fridays in the Back garden, get in touch with Barrett at 304-424-1960 or jj.barrett@mail.wvu.edu.

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