Farmer in the City




Kanawha City Urban Agriculture Experiment Station

Location:  Charleston, WV

Day Job:  WVU Agriculture Extension Agent

The Digs:  Backyard, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Cabbage, Celery, Cherries, Chile Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Grapes, Green beans, Kale, Lavender, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Oregano, Peas, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Kiwi, Camelia Tea, Edible flowers

Animals:  Dogs, This urban farm is home to Tip, the Blind Wonder Beagle, and Thomas Jefferson, the orange tabby found in a raspberry patch.

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I'm a firm believer that everyone should grow at least some of their own food. I work hard to give people the knowledge and tools to do so for themselves and hope to be an example to those who look to me for advice.

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  • Posted by: Moonwater on January 5th, 2012 at 04:28 pm

    Great reason for gardening and I love the fact that there are experimental stations for agriculture around.

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