Help Raise Scholarship Money for Putnam 4-H Camp!
Present this ticket with you to the T.G.I.Friday’s in Cross Lanes with you on Sunday, May 19th. A portion of your meal ticket will go towards the scholarship funds for the Putnam County 4-H Camp!
h2=. Putnam County 4-H Camp applications are now available!
Go to: Putnam County 4-H Camp to download your forms.
WV ‘63 Tomato
Grow a Healthy (and Tasty) Piece of History
Celebrate West Virginia’s 150th birthday by growing a tomato variety originally released fifty years ago as part of the state’s centennial celebration, the West Virginia ‘63. A limited supply of seeds will be available for home gardeners .
The West Virginia ‘63 is no ordinary tomato. It was developed at West Virginia University to be resistant to blight. The pathogen that causes blight is the same one that was responsible for the Irish potato famine in the mid-nineteenth century.
WVU Professor Emeritus Mannon Gallegly worked for more than a decade to create the West Virginia ‘63. Many hybrid tomatoes suffer in the area of taste, but not this one. Gallegly describes it as a good canning tomato and a good slicing tomato for the table. He adds, “It’s a little sweet, sweeter than the normal tomato.”
To learn about the man behind the tomato, go to:” http://alumnimag.wvu.edu/peoples-tomato“
For your free seed packet, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
PO Box 6108
WVU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Unit
Morgantown, WV 26506-6108
For questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Putnam County Extension Office at: (304) 586-0217.
WVUES 2013 Garden Calendars are now in!
You can pick up your WVUES 2013 Calendar either at the Putnam County Extension Office, or download here: 2013GardenCalendar
For more information, feel free to contact the Putnam Extension Office at: (304) 586-0217.
WVU Extension Brings Important Health Message to Putnam County Special OlympicsIt is an unfortunate fact that children with disabilities are almost twice as likely as their non-disabled peers to be overweight or obese. For disabled children, this
Helping children and their parents understand the importance of a balanced diet and its importance is one key step to reducing their risk of excessive weight gain. On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, Putnam County Extension Agent and registered dietitian, Sarah Sturgill, took part in the Putnam County Special Olympics by helping this year’s participants learn the basics of a healthy diet.
Continue reading about the importance of nutrition for Special Olympians.
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