Skip to main content
  • Home
  • Extension News

Extension News

Top Story

Grow This plants seed that ignited WVU student’s passion for natural dyes and textiles

Cassandra with her marigolds

Sometimes planting a seed can lead to more growth than you ever expected. West Virginia University graduate student Cassandra Stewart is the perfect example of that. Seeds from WVU Extension’s Grow This program led Cassandra, a graduate research assistant studying design and merchandising in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, to make textiles using natural dyes from flowers she grew.  

After receiving a raised garden bed for Christmas in 2022, Cassandra’s sister Kate wanted to try growing a garden. Kate saw an advertisement for the WVU Extension Family Nutrition Program’s Grow This seeds and signed up to receive seeds for cosmic purple carrots, red ursa kale and miniature mixed color bell peppers.  

Extension News Archive

Connect with WVU Extension

Featured Stories

Candle dipping demonstration

Step back in time at WVU Jackson’s Mill heritage event

The community is invited to attend Harvest Time at the Mill, a history and heritage event.

Young girl holds a 4-H megaphone in front of shelves full of 4-H projects.

4-H clubs blaze a path for youths to connect

4-H clubs give youths the opportunity to foster these connections, build skills and explore their interests year-round.

Extension News & Media Assistance

Tara Curtis

Tara Curtis

Director of Marketing & Communications

About Tara Curtis
Hannah Booth

Hannah Booth

Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications

About Hannah Booth
Sydney Keener

Sydney Keener

Communications Specialist

About Sydney Keener