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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.  

WVU Extension offers training course and demonstration event to reduce risk of injury for arborists and logging professionals

Person tying rope for tree harnessing

Arborists and loggers must use the utmost precaution in their jobs as there is a high risk of injuries and fatalities. To reduce these risks, West Virginia University Extension Safety and Health is hosting two events, a logging demonstration and training event and a chainsaw safety and tree felling training course to improve safety conditions in the logging and arboriculture industry. 

WVU Extension hosts Small Farm Conference in Charleston to support state’s agricultural producers

Guest interacts with WVU Extension employees at the registration table at the WVU Extension Small Farm Conference.

Despite a growing demand for locally sourced foods, West Virginia’s small farm community still faces plenty of ongoing and new challenges. To continue supporting our state’s producers, the West Virginia University Extension Small Farm Center will host its annual West Virginia Small Farm Conference on Feb. 21-24, at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center in Charleston, West Virginia.

"Grow This" free seed program opens for 2024

Seed packets for Grow This 2024 — carrots, kale and peppers.

It’s time to sign up for free seeds from the Grow This: West Virginia Garden Challenge. But the popular program is giving out more than seeds this year — it will also hand out prize money to improve West Virginia communities.