2017 Garden Calendar is now available at the Extension Office!
Your copy of the 2017 Garden Calendar is waiting for you. The calendar’s feature articles are about herbs. It contains a colorful Herb Variety Chart identifying 25+ herbs. Each month, there will be in-depth information about a different herb including its traditions, growth, harvest and use. There is also a recipe section.
We ask that you pick up your copy if at all possible. Postage funds have recently been limited by the state office due to state budget cuts. However, we will still be happy to mail your copy if you cannot come to the office. This is a free publication and is partially supported by our local excess levy under the current fiscal year. This happens to be our most-requested publication. We will provide a link for the on-line version of the new calendar as soon as it is available. Happy Gardening!
Schedule of Events is now available on a separate page and is also on the menu at above left. More detailed information, including event follow-up reporting, can be found in our Newspaper Articles and Newsletters.
Local Summer Employment Opportunity for College Students – Apply by March 1st…..Application and More Info
We are looking for Energy Express AmeriCorps Members. Energy Express is an award-winning, eight-week summer reading and nutrition program for children living in West Virginia’s rural and low-income communities. Doddridge County Energy Express site will soon be hiring several mentors and community coordinators. The Doddridge County Extension Service coordinates this program through state, grant, and local funds and partners, and serves approximately 40 children.
Mentors serve directly with children. College-student mentors making learning fun for small groups of school-age children by creating an enriching environment focused on reading, writing, drama, and arts. They also eat breakfast and lunch with the children, which is a valuable time to develop strong bonds.
Community coordinators serve directly with volunteers, raise awareness, and involve parents and the community with children’s learning. They recruit, train, and supervise volunteers to read with children and engage in other activities at the site.
AmeriCorps members will receive a living allowance of $1,850 subject to state and federal taxes, valuable training before and during the program, a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award voucher for $1,195 (available October 2017), and an opportunity earn college credit.