Home and Garden Briefs for May 13, 2022 | Journal-news

Greg Stevens

Master Gardener backyard garden fest and plant sale set in May wellKEARNEYSVILLE — The Berkeley–Jefferson Extension Grasp Gardeners strategy to maintain a yard fest and plant sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Might 14.

Learn Gardeners have been increasing plants to brighten gardens from container vegetation, greens and herbs to annuals, perennials, trees and indigenous vegetation. Some things may perhaps be in shorter supply than other people, so appear early. Get plants, refreshments, purchase baked goods, ask the Plant Doctor issues, stop by displays and get absolutely free gardening guidance. This celebration will be held at the WVU Tree Fruit Analysis and Training Center, positioned at 67 Apple Harvest Lane in Kearneysville.

Funds lifted as a result of the plant sale assist the Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Grasp Gardener method. For extra information, phone the Berkeley County Extension Workplace at 304-264-1936.

Could WV Woodland Stewards Seminar establishedMARTINSBURG — The May possibly WV Woodland Stewards Seminar will be held 6-8:30 p.m. on May possibly 17. The seminar, speakers will go over: white oak, muskrats, eat the weeds and bison in West Virginia.

To register, go to: https://wvu.zoom.us/conference/sign up/tJ0rc-6vrjoiHNy2JNeE7oOveLiSXUM5I-hd.

Shared value meat processing for livestock producersMARTINSBURG — A free of charge webinar is getting available 6:30-8:30 p.m. on May 24 on shared value meat processing for livestock producers.

Shopper demand for domestically-sourced meats and producer meat organization desire are at all-time highs and outpace present nearby meat and poultry processing capability in quite a few localities. Shared Price Meat Processing for Livestock Producers-Co-ops and Collaboration will introduce farmers, ranchers and community meat and poultry processors to opportunities and troubles in setting up or growing regional meat and poultry enterprises. The presentations will not only emphasis on current market demand and restrictions but will also look at organization constructions that can advantage lesser scale farms and processing, these types of as cooperatives and other collaborative business enterprise entities. Presenters are each and every highly experienced in rural cooperative and business improvement, together with meat processing and marketing and advertising and accessing grants and funding selections of worth for smaller-scale operations. Webinar matters involve: business entry issues, community retail/wholesale meat marketing and advertising, regional meat processing-worries and opportunities, chance for a regional cooperative or collaboratively-owned meat business cooperatives vs. other business ownership versions and grants and other economical guidance alternatives.

Sign-up for free to reserve a area and attend the webinar at https://clemson.zoom.us/webinar/sign-up/WN_fdBQLnzKTo6gVkzj5dsNzw.

The webinar opens at 6 p.m., presentation commences at 6:30 p.m.

Immediate webinar concerns and opinions to [email protected].

Farm diversification workshops presentedMARTINSBURG — WVU Extension in Berkeley and Jefferson counties is furnishing three on-farm workshops in the spots of rabbit creation, poultry processing and little ruminant output.

These workshops are manufactured probable by a USDA Farm Provider Agency (FSA) Pandemic Support for Producers Initiative grant, enabling the ability to supply supplies to the to start with 20 farms/people that use in buy to commence or expand enterprises.

The dates and matter places are as follows:

• Rabbit manufacturing 101 – May well 24 at 6 p.m. and will cover deciding upon breeds, care, upkeep and breeding rabbits at the Berkeley County Fairgrounds.

• Compact-scale poultry processing – June 14 at 6 p.m. and will include poultry output, biosecurity and backyard processing at Pink House Farm, Bunker Hill.

• Receiving started out with tiny ruminants – July 7 at 6 p.m. and will go over little ruminant diet, breeding and herd overall health and be held at Rawlings Farm, Summit Point.

To register, visit www.rebrand.ly/FarmWorkshops.

Note that they are not capping registration at 20, but any farms/people beyond that quantity will not be suitable for provides. These workshops are cost-free and will communicate with you in advance of each date to affirm attendance and present directions/parking information.

For more facts, get hold of Emily Morrow, Jefferson County Extension agent, at 304-728-7413, email [email protected] or Mary Beth Bennett, Berkeley County Extension agent, at 304-264-1936 or [email protected].

Maryland Beef Producers Small study course set for June

KEEDYSVILLE, Md. — The College of Maryland is providing a Maryland Beef Producers Brief study course collection on “The Fundamentals of Beef Cattle Output,” with the community system being available at the Western Maryland Research and Education and learning Center in Keedysville, Maryland, on June 3-4. The cost is $75 (contains all refreshments, lunches and academic resources).

For extra information and facts about this two-day workshop, check out their site: https://ansc.umd.edu/extension/beef-extension/educational-classes#sequence-i.

To sign up on line go to: https://umdbeef-collection1.eventbrite.com/.

Get hold of Racheal Slattery at [email protected] or telephone 301-405-1392 with any thoughts or issues or to sign-up through check/funds.

Grasp Gardener schooling software accepting applications

MARTINSBURG — Purposes are now readily available for the 2022 Tumble Extension Master Gardener lessons that will begin Aug. 15. Deadline to sign-up is July 1.

For more data on the Learn Gardener Method, go to: https://extension.wvu.edu/files/d/bdf70fa9-f174-4e76-b7e2-d00f8c0dd49b/berkeley-jefferson-emg-brochure-2019.pdf.

Back garden tips

• Plant tomatillos.

• Plant substantial pumpkins.

• Seed lima beans.

• Plant peppers, okra and cabbage.

• Seed or plant Solanum berries.

• Harvest set up asparagus.

• Seed sweet corn.

• Seed borage and zinnias to attract pollinators.

• Clear away strawberry blossoms on recently transplanted plants.

• Seed or transplant basil.

• Seed Malabar spinach.

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