WVU Extension News

‘100 Miles in 100 Days’

Join us in the exciting challenge to walk 100 miles in 100 days – March 17 through June 24. Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a free commemorative T-shirt and will be entered in a drawing for a free six-month membership at the Community Wellness Center in Marlinton or Green Bank.  “100 Miles in 100 Days” is co-sponsored by the WVU Extension Service, Pocahontas County Parks and Recreation and Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.  Registration materials are available by calling the Extension office at 304-799-4852. Registrations are due by March 17.

Fruit Tree Grafting Workshops March 13 and March 20

Ever want to have your own fruit tree, or be able to take a small cutting from one of your favorites and make another?  Well, join us Thursday, March 13, or 20 at S&S Farm.

The WVU Extension Service is partnering with S&S Farm to bring you an informative hands-on fruit tree grafting workshop.  This workshop will cover proven techniques to asexually reproduce fruit trees using grafting.  The workshops will begin at 4:15 p.m. and the cost is $25 for each person. This will cover the cost of two grafted trees you will get at the end of the workshop.  Participants can bring their own cuttings if they’d like and rootstock will be provided.

S&S Farm is located eight miles east of Marlinton on Rte. 39, (two miles east of Huntersville and one mile west of Minnehaha Springs), the two high tunnels on the farm can be seen from the road.  Space is limited to 15 people per session. To sign up or for more information please call the WVU Extension Office at 304-799-4852.

Ham, Bacon and Egg Sale

Pocahontas County 4-H and FFA annual Ham, Bacon and Egg Sale will be held Saturday, March15, at 7 p.m. at Mitchell Chevrolet in Marlinton.  For more information please contact the WVU Extension Office at 304 799-4852.

Energy Express Deadlines

Energy Express service/employment opportunities are now available for the 2014 Marlinton Elementary Energy Express Site for one site supervisor, four mentors, and one community coordinator. To learn more about how to become involved or to request an employment application, call the WVU Pocahontas County Extension Office at 304-799-4852 or visit the Energy Express website at www.energyexpress.wvu.edu

Pocahontas Producers Spring Sale Schedule

Regular Sale – Saturday, March 15, 2 p.m.

Regular Sale – Saturday, April 5, 2 p.m.

Special Spring Calf Sale – Friday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.


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