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Kanawha City Urban Agriculture Experiment Station

Location:  Charleston, WV

Day Job:  WVU Agriculture Extension Agent

The Digs:  Backyard, Front yard, Containers

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

Animals:  Cats, Dogs, This urban farm is home to Tip, the One-Eyed Blind Wonder Beagle, and Benny Franklin, his feline friend.

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: CraftMcGyver on May 22nd, 2014 at 08:02 pm

    Congrats Farmer!

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on May 22nd, 2014 at 07:55 pm

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day!

  • Posted by: My Place on May 22nd, 2014 at 03:26 pm


  • Posted by: Dante on May 22nd, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Congratulations Mountaineer (former Big East & A-10 member) for being Farmer of the Day!
    My vote for you. And, good luck with the garden this year.
    (I suspect you've earned Master Gardener title also.)

  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on May 22nd, 2014 at 06:18 am

    Love the name of your cat! How did he get it? Voted.

  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on May 22nd, 2014 at 06:07 am

    Great! Contrats to you!

  • Posted by: clr on May 22nd, 2014 at 03:33 am

    Congrats on famer of the day! Your beds look fantastic!!!

  • Posted by: Up and Growing on May 21st, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Hope all your farming is successful. Voted for you

  • 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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