Celebrating WVU Extension’s Centennial
Year of Service to West Virginians
This 2014 WVU Extension Service Garden Calendar celebrates the organization’s 100th anniversary while providing daily tips and reminders to gardeners across West Virginia.
“Gardening has always been an important part of the lives of West Virginians, and WVU Extension Service is here to help ensure gardeners across the state have the knowledge they need to be successful,” said Steve Bonnano, WVU Extension Service interim director.
“For the last 100 years, WVU Extension Service has used trusted research and the knowledge of expertslike our county agentsto assist West Virginians in many areas of gardening, and continually adapts to bring up-to-date, useful gardening advice and information to people across the state.”
The garden calendar provides information for the planting, cultivating and gardening needs that West Virginians experience. Some of these needs include where to plant and the “how-to’s” to keep a garden flourishing.
By offering a West Virginia-specific USDA planting zone map, the calendar helps gardeners decide what plants to grow and when to plant them.
Showcased in each month of the garden calendar are the historic, agricultural achievements and accomplishments attained by the people of West Virginia. From the WV ‘63 blight resistant tomato to the discovery of West Virginia’s first “Golden Delicious” apple, each article offers the reader an interesting perspective into West Virginia’s past.
Although garden calendars provide much of the needed information to keep your plants and garden thriving, you can gain even more information by contacting agents in WVU Extension Service’s local offices.
Any of our 55 WVU Extension Service county offices will be happy to provide you with more gardening information their phone numbers are listed on the inside back cover or you may find them online.
About Vegetable Varieties
An additional counterpart to the Garden Calendar is About Vegetable Varieties featuring common vegetables with helpful information about:
- Vegetable varieties
- Days to maturity
- Descriptive remarks
Free Garden Calendar Downloads
Download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print the 2014 Garden Calendar files.
- 2014 Garden Calendar (6.8 MB)
Black and white – 8.5×11” landscape format. Shrink to fit as necessary.
- Garden Calendar Growing Guide – Home Printing (2.1 MB)
Black and white – 8.5×11” landscape format
- Garden Calendar Vegetable Varieties – Home Printing (598.5 KB)
Black and white – 8.5×14” portrait format
Import the WVU Extension Garden Calendar Dates
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People in Your Community…Knowledge at Your Doorstep
The Ohio County Extension office provides aid to farmers, gardeners, and homeowners, but also local educational programs for area families, businesses, and communities. On our website you will find Extension Service related information on all of these subjects. If you have questions, you can always call our office or email us.
We are also your link to other WVU Extension offices and to West Virginia University’s related colleges and offices. WVU’s Ohio County Extension Office is part of the national land-grant system. Each office has the same mission as its foundation: to help people put knowledge to work. On our website, we also link you to eXtension, a link to a national clearinghouse on Extension Service information, gathered by over 3000 Extension Agents across the United States.
Each WVU Extension Office can provide the public with information on many topics from many resources. The county office faculty and staff provide assistance and educational programs in the following areas: Agriculture & Natural Resources (home horticulture, pests, etc.), 4-H & Youth Development, Families & Health, and Community Economic & Workforce Development. To meet and support the needs of local people and communities, county faculty and staff involve local residents in developing and leading specific programs and activities.
Part of the National Cooperative Extension System
With more than 3,000 county offices in the USA, the National Cooperative Extension System is the local front door for many citizens to their state land-grant institutions. All universities engage in research and teaching, but the nation’s more than 100 land-grant colleges and universities including WVU, have another critical mission: Extension. Extension means reaching out, and along with teaching and research land-grant institutions extend their resources, solving public needs with college or university resources through local programs.