* Backyard Maple Tapping Workshop
When: Saturday, January 30th, 2016
Registration at 9:30 am, Class Starts at 10 am.
Where: Gilmer County Recreation Center(Shawnee Hill)
Learn how to tap maple trees and produce maple syrup in a class
taught by Mike Rechlin.
Choosing the trees you should tap
Proper tapping procedures
How a tree responds to the injury of a taphole
Sap to Syrup
Please R.S.V.P by Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 304-462-7061
Refreshments and lunch will be provided!
Be sure to dress for outdoor weather, portions of the class will be in the field.
- We have Garden Calendars. Stop by the office and pick one up. Lots of good articles and recipe cards included this year.
West Virginia Master Gardener Program Accepting Applications
West Virginia University Extension in Clay County is now accepting applications for the 2016 West Virginia Master Gardener Program. This program consists of a volunteer training course designed to provide experienced home gardeners with the information and skills necessary to share their experience and knowledge with others. Weekly classes will be held each Monday from February 15th until April 18th from 6:00-9:00 pm at Big Otter Elementary off Interstate Exit 40. A minimum of 10 participants must register to hold the program.
In exchange for 30 hours of indoor and outdoor instruction, candidates must agree to donate 40 hours of volunteer service to West Virginia University Extension. There is a program fee of $85 to cover the cost of the training manual and other materials. Applications are being accepted through February 5th. For an application, please contact the Clay County Extension Office at 304-587-4267. If you must leave a message, please leave your name, address and phone number so we can better serve you.