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7 Dec

CONTACT: Brittany Dick, WVU Extension Service Writer/Editor, 304.293.8701, Brittany.Dick@mail.wvu.edu

Morgantown, W.Va.— Enhance your gardening and culinary skills with tips and resources offered in the 2017 West Virginia University Extension Service Garden Calendar, available now at county WVU Extension Service offices.

With the theme of “herb appeal,” the 2017 calendar brings herbs back into the spotlight with information suited for both gardening novices and seasoned green thumbs alike.

“Herbs represent more than a garnish or simple ingredient—they’re rooted in culinary tradition and provoke memories connected to the distinctive smell, taste and visual appeal that herbs offer,” said WVU Extension Service Director Steve Bonanno. “That’s where our theme came from, and our Extension experts are thrilled to help gardeners navigate through the seasons with tips, tricks and recipes that everyone can use.”

From seeds to the supper table, gardeners are walked step-by-step through the journey of planting and harvesting herbs in addition to getting daily advice about gardening tasks that the calendar classically offers.

The calendar also offers bonus materials and highlights that include growing advice, pest management tips and an herb varieties chart from WVU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources experts.

In the back of the calendar, WVU Extension Families and Health specialists offer recipes and tips centered around cooking with herbs and accentuating dishes with the fresh, vibrant tastes and colors herbs provide.

To access additional resources for the calendar, visit anr.ext.wvu.edu/garden_calendar.

To obtain a copy of the calendar while supplies last, contact your local office WVU Extension Service office. The phone numbers for each office are located online at www.ext.wvu.edu/county_offices.

To learn more about gardening and healthy lifestyles, contact your local WVU Extension Service office or visit WVU Extension Service online at www.ext.wvu.edu.

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