The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Local News

April 8, 2013

Life’s a garden: Dig it

As the temperatures are warming, buds on fruit trees are swelling, daffodils are blooming and gardeners are yearning to get out into their gardens. The cure for this year’s spring fever is “Life’s a Garden: Dig It” on April 20 at the Braxton County Jamboree in Gassaway. The event will feature educational workshops and exhibitors and vendors of gardening related products and services.

Workshops include Herb Gardening, Sorghum Syrup Production, Edible Landscaping, Bats and Nighttime Pollinators, Beekeeping, Plants for Biodiversity, Cultivating Shiitake Mushrooms, and Developing a Butterfly Garden. Make and Take activities will be available for a small fee; participants will have the chance to make garden markers, herbal wreaths and hanging luminaries.

Youth gardening activities and crafts will also be featured throughout the day for children ages six to 12.  The day is being planned with both young and old, and new and experienced gardeners in mind. A free blueberry plant will be given to the first 100 people in attendance.

Following registration at 9:30 a.m., workshops will begin at 10 a.m. and continue through 3 p.m. A variety of vendors of gardening related items such as plants, supplies and implements will be on site.

Educational displays will be available throughout the day, including a demonstration by Butterflies from Heather. The West Virginia Department of Agriculture Autoclave for bee equipment will available to sterilize hive bodies and supers; pre-registration for this service is required by calling 304-765-2809.

“Life’s A Garden: Dig It” is sponsored by Mountain RC&D, WVU Braxton County Extension Office, Braxton/Clay County Master Gardeners, Berries Unlimited and Renee’s Garden. Lunch will be available for a small fee. Reservations are required.

For more information or to register for the day and reserve your lunch, call the WVU Braxton County Extension Office at 304-765-2809. Information is also located on the internet at http://braxton.ext.wvu.edu.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • ee 1.jpg Energy Express makes impact on students’ lives

    Energy Express to him, Matt White says, is all about a “different experience.”

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • maurices Fostering Self-Esteem

    The local Maurices is involved in a project aimed at making the school transition a little easier this fall for foster children in the area.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Children’s Health and Safety Fair scheduled for August 1

    Montgomery General Hospital and Dr. Traci Acklin have announced that the 2014 Children’s Health and Safety Fair will be held on Friday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital.

    July 21, 2014

  • Theater to hold auditions

    Open auditions are set for Tuesday and Thursday at the Historic Fayette Theater for the comedy/drama “Belongings”. Auditions will be held at the theater in Fayetteville at 7 p.m. each evening.

    July 21, 2014

  • asb carver 25 years and counting

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Taylor Made Free concert series

    The next free public concert in the Lively Family Amphitheater Summer Concert Series is a performance Saturday at 6 p.m. by popular band Taylor Made.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Energy Express open house set

    Energy Express, an award-winning summer reading program serving 35+ children in Fayette County, will host a free open house for members of the Beards Fork SALS community. The event takes place on Thursday, July 24, at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    July 17, 2014

  • rhody1.jpg Stages of life

    July 14, 2014 3 Photos

  • thurmond depot.jpg Explore town’s rail heritage

    Discover what life was like in one of the New River Gorge’s most renowned towns as you join National Park Service rangers and Operation Lifesaver on Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to explore the historic railroad town of Thurmond.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • apt bldg1.jpg Demolition and disposal

    July 10, 2014 3 Photos