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GARDENING CLASSES

 
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Peas, Carrots, and Spinach 

When: Saturday, April 2  •  9:00-10:00

Learn: How to plant peas, carrots and spinach in WV.  Take home a few seeds so you too can grow a garden at home.

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Strawberries, Turnips, and Beets

When: Saturday, April 9  •  9:00-10:00

Learn: How to grow 6 different varieties of strawberries... recognize how they are doing and tell when you can expect your first fruits.  Take home a few seeds for your garden. 

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Collards, Mustards, Chard and Kale

When: Saturday, April 23 •  9:00-10:00

Learn: How to transplant a few healthy greens. Any extra plants will go home with our visitors.

 

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Potatoes

When: Saturday, April 16 •  9:00-10:00

Learn: How to decide which varieties to plant and various ways you can plant them at home. 

 

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Upcoming Classes
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Tending the Strawberry Crop

When: Saturday, April 30 •  9:00-10:00

Learn: How to examine our strawberry crop, raspberries and blackberries; determine what needs thininng or pruning; propagate brambles; and conduct spring clean up in preparation for our fruit harvests.

 

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Free gardening classes are facilitated by Tommye Rafes whose mission is helping people to grow their own food... to feed their souls, as well as their friends and family.  Driven by her Let's Grow Together philosophy, Tommye makes learning fun and easy.
 
Unless it's storming outside, you can join her at the Demonstration Garden (by the Clingman Center) most Saturdays.  Wear comfy clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat. She'll provide the gloves, tools, and knowledge to spend a enjoyable and educational hour in the garden!  

To view the 2022 schedule of free classes, scroll down or click here to download a single page PDF.

 
 
 
Acquisition of Renovated Ft. Savannah

What: Purchase of renovated log building 
When: 2013

Why: Provide attractive, safe venue for family-oriented eatery
Project Leader: Joe Lovett
Thanks to: Appalachian Mountain Advocates, Peyton family, Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, Ed Roach

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