The West Virginia University extension office in Marshall County is encouraging people to start incorporating healthy, fresh produce into their lives.
Last year they applied and were approved for a grant to build a community garden off at their office on Barn Drive, in Moundsville.
The beds were built just a few weeks ago and they’re working on getting it up and growing.
The four-year-old preschool class at the Marshall County daycare came over Thursday morning to plant the first set of fruits and vegetables in the beds and it taught them a little bit about the growing process.
“Anybody can come in and fill in an application,” said WVU Marshall County Extension Program Assistant Gaylynn Johnson. “We’re really targeting towards families and youth and getting them involved in gardening and eating healthier.”
The extension office said they want to do more than just educate people on how to grow fruits and veggies; so they also offer a cooking class that teaches people how to prepare meals using fresh produce. They’ll also start to offer canning classes for those who may not have any immediate need for the them.
If you want to get involved, visit their website at: http://marshall.ext.wvu.edu/agriculture/events. You can also fill out an application for membership at http://marshall.ext.wvu.edu/r/download/213215.