The new garden calendar also celebrates 100 years of Extension, telling the story of the 1914 Smith-Lever Act, which created the nation’s Cooperative Extension Service. In fact the calendar itself is a resource that falls within Extension’s mission.
“The garden calendar is an educational service for the people of West Virginia on behalf of WVU Extension Service,” said Steve Bonanno, WVU Extension Service interim director.
“Our faculty agents and specialists provide tips and techniques to help ensure gardeners are a success. That’s a direct tie to our land-grant roots.”
Articles throughout the calendar cover West Virginia achievements in agriculture, 4-H and more. You’ll find stories about the development of the Ornablue blueberry and West Virginia ‘63 tomato, research into chestnut tree blight and potato crops, our state soil and Erma Byrd Holly. You’ll also find planting zones, gardening tips and information about how to get the most out of your garden calendar.
Get your free garden calendar at our office, while supplies last. . You can also download the calendar from the Web at http://anr.ext.wvu.edu/r/download/178679.