Community, The Braxton Democrat

Garden Life Workshop Planned April 22

As the temperatures are warming, buds on fruit trees are swelling, spring flowers are blooming and gardeners are yearning to get out into their gardens. The cure for this year’s spring fever is “Garden Life” on April 22, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Big Otter Volunteer Fire Department. The workshop will provide some basic information on gardening for beginning and experienced gardeners alike.
The program begins at 9:00 a.m. with Don Reynolds of Reynolds Sharpening discussing garden tool sharpening. Local Extension Master Gardeners will provide updates on garden insects; edible flowers; hydrangeas; pollinators; and water features. This program is planned with both young and old, and new and experienced gardeners in mind.
Seeds and fact sheets about a variety of gardening subjects will be available for participants at no charge. There will also be educational displays, raffles, plant sales, a bake sale and door prizes.
“Garden Life” is sponsored by the Braxton-Clay Master Gardeners, and WVU Extension in Braxton and Clay counties. The Big Otter Volunteer Fire Department is located on WV Route 16 about 1 mile south of the Big Otter exit from I-79 (5462 Big Otter Hwy, Ivydale, WV 25113.) For more information, call WVU-Braxton County Extension at 304-765-2809 or WVU-Clay County Extension at 304-587-4267.