ISSUED: 6 September 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s Agricultural Innovation Center (Tabler Farm) is launching a Sustainable Agriculture Workshop Series with a workshop titled “High Tunnel Fall Crop Production” on Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuition for the workshop, which is designed for market gardeners, small farmers, and home gardeners, is $30, check or cash, paid that day. Each participant will receive a four-inch potted plant.
The hands-on course will cover the following topics:
- Choosing cold tolerant crop varieties
- Bed preparation and seeding
- Non-chemical ecological management practices for insect and fungal pathogen control
- Irrigation design and water management
To reach the Agriculture Innovation Center, take Route 45 west for 1.12 miles; turn right onto Old Martinsburg Rd.; in two tenths of a mile turn right onto Billmyer Mill Rd.; and in approximately half a mile turn right onto a gravel drive just before the tractor crossing sign.
For more information, contact Haroun Hallack, farm manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Peter Vila, associate professor of environmental and physical sciences, at email@example.com.
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