Springtime events at Yew Mountain Center

A unique addition to Pocahontas County, the Yew Mountain Center offers a variety of educational and inspirational programs for young and old.

Erica Marks
Contributing Writer

The hills are alive this year with opportunities to learn, create and recreate at the Yew Mountain Center.

Rejuvenation begins in April with Wellness Days, April 16 through 20. Forest Bathing, Continuum, Yoga and healing herbs will be featured experiences.

On April 18, local flora gets a salute with the Annual Wildflower Festival and Ramp 5K. In addition to free wildflower walks, music, art, family fun, forest farming demos and a native plant sale, there will be a ramp themed lunch for those who dare.

May 16 and 17 will bring the West Virginia Forest Farming Initiative’s conference to Marlinton and to the Yew campus. This is a great opportunity to learn from experts about supplementing income by cultivating ginseng, goldenseal and mushrooms with the added benefit of promoting a healthy forest.

For your youngsters, the Yew will host Wild Wednesdays in June, a great chance for kids to cultivate outdoor skills, create art and study the animals and plants the natural world provides right where the wild things are.

Program Coordinator Marlyn McClendon says, “I’m really excited about the Yew’s fourth season. Our programs creatively blend outdoor experiential learning with wellness, forest farming, herbs and woodland skills for all ages. April is just around the corner and we invite you to come and experience the Yew.”

The Yew Mountain Center is able to offer free admission to portions of all of its programs thanks to support from the Cal Price Enrichment Series, Pocahontas County Dramas Fairs and Festivals, The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, and generous donors. 

For further details about Yew Mountain Center events or lodging call 304- 653-4079 or visit info.yew mountain@gmail.org

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