GEG, a group of avid gardeners from the Panhandle and surrounding areas, will begin the 2017 season with a program on composting, offered by Melanie Files and Rick Lowman. They have been active gardeners and recyclers for over 25 years. Composting has always been a large part of their gardening practice. Files has been a Master Gardener since 2004 and both she and Lowman received their Master Composter certification in 2012. They have worked with the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority to start a Master Composter program in the Eastern Panhandle area.
Both Files and Lowman are graduates of WVU, and teach composting to garden clubs, elementary/high school students, master gardeners and other groups.
The meeting will be held on Saturday, Apr. 15 starting with breakfast at 9 a.m. Please bring a breakfast dish if possible, extra plants and enthusiasm. Program begins at 9:30 a.m., rain or shine. Following the program, there will be a tour of the garden of Kathy-Stokely Graves who lives directly across the road.
For more information, visit www.g-e-g.org/ or call 304-876-2924.