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New York Times best-selling author and organic farmer Forrest Pritchard will headline the third annual West Virginia Urban Agriculture Conference Saturday on the WVSU campus. The event will feature workshops on topics such as horticulture,...

Upcoming garden events

New York Times best-selling author and organic farmer Forrest Pritchard will headline the third annual West Virginia Urban Agriculture Conference Saturday on the WVSU campus. The event will feature workshops on topics such as horticulture,...

Garden Guru: Exercise organic control to protect against pests
Garden Guru: Exercise organic control to protect against pests

More and more often, I get calls from gardeners wanting to solve some emergency garden pest crisis as soon as possible and “chemical free.”

Garden Guru: Understanding the labels on garden products
Garden Guru: Understanding the labels on garden products

As we prepare to celebrate Earth Day on Friday, many take time to celebrate a more earth-friendly garden practice.

Best-selling author to headline Urban Agriculture Conference

INSTITUTE — New York Times best-selling author and organic farmer Forrest Pritchard will headline the third annual West Virginia Urban Agriculture Conference April 30 on the WVSU campus. The event will feature...

Garden Guru: Give your sweet potatoes the slip
Garden Guru: Give your sweet potatoes the slip

Ask most people about sweet potatoes and they’ll tell you they are just like potatoes. Or even worse, they’ll call them yams.

Photos: Fresh flowers of spring at Capitol Market
Photos: Fresh flowers of spring at Capitol Market

Garden Guru: The cicadas are coming!  The cicadas are coming!
Garden Guru: The cicadas are coming! The cicadas are coming!

By now you've probably heard that a large portion of the state will be beset with the 17-year periodical cicada. Before you run for the hills in fear, let's take a moment to look at these six-legged annoyances and what effect, if any, they'll have in...

Garden Guru: Consider the lilies
Garden Guru: Consider the lilies

The Easter lily is a recognizable symbol of one of the most holy days of the year. I know that my church will be filled with these beautiful trumpet-shaped flowers that seem to announce both the Easter holiday and the beginning of spring.

Garden Guru: Daffodils announce season’s change
Garden Guru: Daffodils announce season’s change

Harbingers of spring are those little symbols that show that spring has sprung (or is at least around the corner).

Garden Guru: Prepare to spring forward in the garden
Garden Guru: Prepare to spring forward in the garden

This weekend we celebrated that time-honored tradition that most of us hate: changing the clock.

Garden Guru: Keep your finger on the pulse
Garden Guru: Keep your finger on the pulse

The year 2016 has been designated as the international year of the pulse by the UN General Assembly.

Garden Guru: Take a leap, plant something new
Garden Guru: Take a leap, plant something new

The garden catalogs are filling mailboxes, seed racks at the garden center are festooned with bright, colorful packets and many gardeners are planning and dreaming of the garden year ahead. These are the signs that winter is nearly over, and just in...

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