Gardening Webinars with WVU Extension Office

Home gardening - young rucola - top view

The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused an explosion of renewed interest in gardening!  Veteran gardeners in addition to young people and beginners are all growing vegetables in traditional gardens, raised beds and containers across America.  No matter if you are in small towns, big cities, the suburbs or out in the country people want to garden.

The gardening educational webinar series “Fridays at the Library”, is celebrating its seventh year and will be held every Friday in February at 11:00 am.  Due to COVID-19,  this program will be a webinar format on zoom.  

All gardening enthusiasts, experts and beginners are welcome. The workshops are being sponsored by the Wood County Master Gardeners, WVU Extension Service and the Vienna Library. The event is free and open to the public. Door prizes such as seed packets and herbs will be available.  You can join on zoom at The zoom address is same every week.  

If you need more information please contact J.J. Barrett, West Virginia University Extension Agriculture Agent for Wood County at (304)-424-1960 or my cell (304)-483-4257.  You can email me at  Good Luck and Happy Gardening!

Friday, February 5, 2021            11:00 am  

“Starting Seeds at Home”-J.J. Barrett, WVU Extension Service 

“Gardening in Small Spaces”-Evan Wilson, WVU Extension Service 

Friday, February 12, 2021         11:00 am   

“Growing Heirloom Squash” – J.J. Barrett, WVU Extension Service 

“Selecting Flowering Shrubs and Perennials”-Jim Gottfried, Greenleaf Landscape 

Friday, February 19, 2021          11:00 am  

“Cover Crops for the Garden”-J.J. Barrett, WVU Extension Service 

“Songbirds of WV” – Sheldon Owen, WVU Extension Wildlife Specialist  

Friday, February 26, 2021           11:00 am

“Understanding Your Soil Test Results”-J.J. Barrett, WVU Extension Service 

“Growing Greens with Indoor Aquaculture”-Jason Nulton, Balance Holdings