Farm and Garden Educational Series A Success

(10/12/2010)

Dear Editor,

The West Central Master Gardeners would like to thank everyone who participated in our first Farm and Garden Educational Series. The event would not have been possible without the help of our co-sponsor the Roane County Farm Bureau and other groups and individuals that volunteered, served as presenters, or helped with the concession stand.

We would like to thank the following individuals and groups: Darrell Gandee, Camp Sheppard Caretaker for his help in getting the camp prepared for the event; the Gandeeville Community Education Outreach Service (CEOS) for providing concessions for the event; all of our speakers, Charlie McKown, curing meats; Eva Ristl, gardening by the signs; Clerc Daniel, growing herbs; Bob Gregory, winter and fall gardening; Jay Rodgers, high tunnel gardening; Leslie and Diane from Island Run Farm, shiitake mushroom production; David and Brenda Tatterson, keeping honeybees; and Brandy Brabham, basic livestock production.

The following individual Master Gardeners and trainees were immensely helpful in making the event a success: Eve Southall, Larry Stinn, John and Tina Brinson, Peggy Heeter, Roylene Moore, Jennifer Randolph, Pat Keaton, Clarise O'Dell, Mary Jo Ashley, Tena Tallman, and Pat Stevens.

To learn more about the Master Gardener training and volunteer program from WVU Extension Service contact the Roane County Extension Office at 304-927-0975 or come to the next West Central Master Gardeners Association meeting scheduled for noon on Tuesday, November 9 at the Heritage Park Community Building in Spencer, WV.

Cathy Flashman, President
West Central Master Gardeners Association
304-531-0413