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

Master Gardener back garden fest and plant sale set in MightKEARNEYSVILLE — The Berkeley–Jefferson Extension Master Gardeners system to maintain a back garden fest and plant sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Could 14.

Grasp Gardeners have been developing vegetation to brighten gardens from container plants, vegetables and herbs to annuals, perennials, trees and indigenous vegetation. Some items could be in shorter source than some others, so come early. Get plants, refreshments, purchase baked merchandise, question the Plant Medical doctor thoughts, go to shows and get cost-free gardening assistance. This function will be held at the WVU Tree Fruit Investigation and Training Center, situated at 67 Apple Harvest Lane in Kearneysville.

Funds raised as a result of the plant sale aid the Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardener application. For much more information and facts, call the Berkeley County Extension Office environment at 304-264-1936.

Could WV Woodland Stewards Seminar setMARTINSBURG — The Could WV Woodland Stewards Seminar will be held 6-8:30 p.m. on Might 17. The seminar, speakers will include: white oak, muskrats, try to eat the weeds and bison in West Virginia.

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

Shared cost meat processing for livestock producersMARTINSBURG — A absolutely free webinar is currently being presented 6:30-8:30 p.m. on May possibly 24 on shared price meat processing for livestock producers.

Customer demand from customers for locally-sourced meats and producer meat business interest are at all-time highs and outpace current community meat and poultry processing capability in lots of localities. Shared Cost Meat Processing for Livestock Producers-Co-ops and Collaboration will introduce farmers, ranchers and local meat and poultry processors to prospects and difficulties in creating or expanding neighborhood meat and poultry enterprises. The shows will not only aim on marketplace desire and laws but will also analyze enterprise structures that can advantage more compact scale farms and processing, these types of as cooperatives and other collaborative business entities. Presenters are each highly seasoned in rural cooperative and business enterprise improvement, which include meat processing and marketing and accessing grants and funding choices of importance for lesser-scale operations. Webinar subjects include: company entry difficulties, neighborhood retail/wholesale meat advertising, community meat processing-problems and alternatives, possibility for a regional cooperative or collaboratively-owned meat company cooperatives vs. other enterprise ownership products and grants and other economic help alternatives.

Sign-up for no cost to reserve a house and attend the webinar at https://clemson.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fdBQLnzKTo6gVkzj5dsNzw.

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

Immediate webinar issues and reviews to [email protected]

Farm diversification workshops availableMARTINSBURG — WVU Extension in Berkeley and Jefferson counties is offering three on-farm workshops in the places of rabbit creation, poultry processing and little ruminant generation.

These workshops are created possible by a USDA Farm Provider Agency (FSA) Pandemic Guidance for Producers Initiative grant, enabling the means to supply provides to the first 20 farms/households that use in purchase to begin or expand enterprises.

The dates and topic parts are as follows:

• Rabbit production 101 – May possibly 24 at 6 p.m. and will deal with deciding upon breeds, care, routine maintenance and breeding rabbits at the Berkeley County Fairgrounds.

• Compact-scale poultry processing – June 14 at 6 p.m. and will protect poultry creation, biosecurity and yard processing at Pink Household Farm, Bunker Hill.

• Obtaining began with modest ruminants – July 7 at 6 p.m. and will cover modest ruminant nutrition, breeding and herd well being and be held at Rawlings Farm, Summit Issue.

To sign up, check out www.rebrand.ly/FarmWorkshops.

Note that they are not capping registration at 20, but any farms/people past that number will not be eligible for provides. These workshops are absolutely free and will converse with you in advance of just about every day to verify attendance and offer directions/parking details.

For much more details, call Emily Morrow, Jefferson County Extension agent, at 304-728-7413, electronic mail [email protected] or Mary Beth Bennett, Berkeley County Extension agent, at 304-264-1936 or [email protected]

Maryland Beef Producers Small system established for June

KEEDYSVILLE, Md. — The College of Maryland is providing a Maryland Beef Producers Quick program sequence on “The Fundamentals of Beef Cattle Creation,” with the local program remaining provided at the Western Maryland Investigate and Instruction Middle in Keedysville, Maryland, on June 3-4. The cost is $75 (includes all refreshments, lunches and academic components).

For more info about this two-day workshop, pay a visit to their site: https://ansc.umd.edu/extension/beef-extension/instructional-programs#series-i.

To sign up on the internet go to: https://umdbeef-sequence1.eventbrite.com/.

Get hold of Racheal Slattery at [email protected] or cellphone 301-405-1392 with any thoughts or worries or to register by means of verify/cash.

Learn Gardener education method accepting programs

MARTINSBURG — Apps are now accessible for the 2022 Tumble Extension Grasp Gardener classes that will commence Aug. 15. Deadline to register is July 1.

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

Garden tips

• Plant tomatillos.

• Plant huge pumpkins.

• Seed lima beans.

• Plant peppers, okra and cabbage.

• Seed or plant Solanum berries.

• Harvest recognized asparagus.

• Seed sweet corn.

• Seed borage and zinnias to bring in pollinators.

• Remove strawberry blossoms on newly transplanted vegetation.

• Seed or transplant basil.

• Seed Malabar spinach.