Backyard Gardening Seminar Part Of Concord University's Earth Day Events

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 23 2012

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,


ATHENS, W.Va. – A backyard gardening seminar is being held at Concord University on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Wendy Johnston of Oakwyn Farms (a local organic farm) and West Virginia University Extension Agent Jodi Richmond will discuss how backyard gardening provides many advantages for families and the environment. Richmond will also offer information on all-natural deer deterrents.

Concord University has received a donation of rare and heirloom vegetable and flower seeds from the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company. Guests of the seminar will be given seed packets as long as supplies last. The donation is part of the company’s “Seeds for Peace” program for educational gardening projects for Earth Day.

The gardening seminar begins at 6 p.m. in Subway Sides on the ground floor of the Jerry L. Beasley Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The seminar is part of Concord’s Earth Day events. University faculty, staff and students will celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 30 with grounds clean-up and beautification projects campus wide. The celebration was previously scheduled for April 23 but was rescheduled due to the weather.

For more information contact Concord’s Office of Special Events at or 304-384-6286.


Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086 if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.