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WV Earth Day 2020: Gardening 101

WVU Extension Services

Gardening Guide and 2020 Garden Calendar from WVU Extension

The coronavirus has reinvigorated an interest in victory gardens (or virus gardens, if you will). WVU Extension has you covered if you want to try growing your own garden or starting small with something like pizza herbs. And you can download their ever popular 2020 Garden Calendar at home.


Wildflower Initiative

Wildflower Initiative

Fairmont State’s Facilities Department had planned to kick-off our wildflower initiative during the celebration of Earth Day 2020. Wildflowers, beyond their beauty, provide a critical habitat for pollinators, beneficial insects and wildlife. They can improve the soil health, prevent erosion, and improve stormwater quality. Students would have been invited to help plant wildflowers on a hillside adjacent to the Library during this campus event. The Roads & Grounds crew plans on moving forward with this initiative but we really wanted to include the students. So, the first 50 Fairmont State students who email Stephanie DeGroot, Construction Manager and MS4 Coordinator, will receive FREE wildflower seeds to plant in an area of their choosing. To be one of the first 50 students selected, simply email the following information:

1. Name

2. Fairmont State student email address

3. Physical mailing address (this is where your wildflower seeds will be mailed)

4. And where you plan on planting your seeds (yard, pot, etc.)

Supplies are limited to the first 50 Fairmont State students. When you receive your seeds information on best planting practices will be included. During or after you plant your wildflowers email or post a photo on social media tagging #SoarFalcons, #WVEarthDay2020, #WVCitizensScience2020