CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Final 12 months, 26,000 households requested seeds from Develop this West Virginia.
This system is a part of West Virginia Snap-ed and West Virginia College Extension.
It offers free seeds and free gardening mentorship in an effort to assist extra West Virginians eat more healthy.
“The marketing campaign actually skyrocketed final 12 months; we went from two or 300 to 26,000, so it was a extremely huge leap,” stated Kristin Maccartney, the manager director of West Virginia Snap-Ed.
“Final 12 months with the pandemic folks have been involved about meals sources, grocery shops having meals, they have been involved about you , their well being,” she stated.
Folks additionally wished to get outdoors, and whereas final 12 months they gave seeds for tomatoes and peas, this 12 months it’s beans corn, and squash — higher generally known as the Native American ‘three sisters’ agricultural triad.
The three crops have been historically planted collectively in what’s generally known as companion planting.
“They help one another within the progress, and that’s a symbolic factor, in addition to we thought this can be a cool factor to have a good time this conventional approach for gardening,” stated Mccartney.
You may sign-up to obtain the seeds freed from price here.
The sign-up runs till the tip of January.