Home and Garden Briefs for April 29, 2022 | Journal-news

Berkeley County Youth

Reasonable Affiliation information MARTINSBURG — Any individual out there even now need to sign up a market place goat, hog or lamb for the Berkeley County Youth Good? Registration is however open.

If you’re setting up to be a Berkeley County Youth Fair exhibitor with a sector goat, hog or lamb, really do not wait around right until the last moment to register. Get on the Berkeley County Youth Fair site currently and fill out the types. Recall to save these dates beneath for your sector animal verify-in by April 30.

Sector hogs examine in: 7-10 a.m.

Market lambs and current market goats test in: 10 a.m.-midday.

Tree Fruit digital

conference to be heldMARTINSBURG — WVU Extension’s very first Tree Fruit conference of the 2022 year will go over the new notify program that involves a blog site and a connect with-in messaging technique that will be up-to-date frequently with insect, condition and horticultural alerts.

This early-year assembly is in addition to its typical schedule of twilight conferences, which will be held in person on May perhaps 25 and June 22. The spot for the very last two conferences will be declared as these dates strategy.

For much more details, email [email protected] or get in touch with 304-822-5013.

Master Gardener backyard fest and plant sale established in CouldKEARNEYSVILLE — The Berkeley–Jefferson Extension Learn Gardeners prepare to keep a backyard fest and plant sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on May perhaps 14.

Learn Gardeners have been growing vegetation to brighten gardens from container plants, greens and herbs to annuals, perennials, trees and native plants. Some products could be in shorter offer than other individuals, so appear early. Get vegetation, refreshments, obtain baked items, ask the Plant Health practitioner inquiries, stop by displays and get free gardening advice. This celebration will be held at the WVU Tree Fruit Research and Instruction Heart, found at 67 Apple Harvest Lane in Kearneysville.

Cash elevated by means of the plant sale support the Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Grasp Gardener plan. For extra facts, contact the Berkeley County Extension Business at 304-264-1936.

Farm diversification workshops availableMARTINSBURG — WVU Extension in Berkeley and Jefferson counties is furnishing a few on-farm workshops in the regions of rabbit manufacturing, poultry processing and little ruminant production.

These workshops are created probable by a USDA Farm Assistance Agency (FSA) Pandemic Guidance for Producers Initiative grant, enabling the capability to provide provides to the initially 20 farms/households that utilize in order to begin or develop enterprises.

The dates and subject matter spots are as follows:

Rabbit creation 101 – Might 24 at 6 p.m. and will protect deciding upon breeds, care, routine maintenance and breeding rabbits at the Berkeley County Fairgrounds.

Tiny-scale poultry processing – June 14 at 6 p.m. and will address poultry manufacturing, biosecurity and yard processing at Pink Home Farm, Bunker Hill.

Getting begun with modest ruminants – July 7 at 6 p.m. and will protect tiny ruminant nourishment, breeding and herd health and be held at Rawlings Farm, Summit Place.

To sign-up, pay a visit to www.rebrand.ly/FarmWorkshops.

Observe that they are not capping registration at 20, but any farms/people further than that range will not be qualified for supplies. These workshops are totally free and will communicate with you forward of every single day to confirm attendance and deliver instructions/parking facts.

For extra info, get in touch with Emily Morrow, Jefferson County Extension agent, at 304-728-7413, e-mail [email protected] or Mary Beth Bennett, Berkeley County Extension agent, at 304-264-1936 or [email protected].

Maryland Beef Producers Quick course set for JuneKEEDYSVILLE, Md. — The College of Maryland is providing a Maryland Beef Producers Brief system series on “The Fundamentals of Beef Cattle Creation,” with the local method remaining supplied at the Western Maryland Research and Training Center in Keedysville, Maryland, on June 3-4. The value is $75 (incorporates all refreshments, lunches and instructional resources).

For much more info about this two-day workshop, stop by their website: https://ansc.umd.edu/extension/beef-extension/educational-classes#collection-i.

To register on the web go to: https://umdbeef-series1.eventbrite.com/.

Speak to Racheal Slattery at [email protected] or phone 301-405-1392 with any inquiries or fears or to register by means of check out/money.

Master Gardener training system accepting appsMARTINSBURG — Purposes are now offered for the 2022 Fall Extension Grasp Gardener classes that will begin Aug. 15. Deadline to sign-up is July 1, 2022.

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

Backyard garden Tips

Seed ground cherries.

Plant figs

Seed or transplant parsley.

Transplant onions.

Seed fennel.

Plant fingerling potatoes.

Transplant or seed Chinese cabbage.

Seed snap beans (outdoor).

Seed head lettuce (outdoors).

Handle broadleaf weeds in lawn.

Celebrate National Ardor Day, plant a tree.