The Master Gardeners of Greenbrier Valley and the Greenbrier County WVU Extension Service are again offering a free pruning workshop at the demonstration garden at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 7.
As in past years, Dr. Mira Bulatovic-Danilovich from West Virginia University is conducting the workshop, which is open to the public at no cost.
Dr. Danilovich is the horticulture specialist and associate professor at West Virginia University and is also the WV State Master Gardener Coordinator. She earned her PhD in pomology (the study and cultivation of fruit) from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She is a specialist in orchard production and management. Dr. Danilovich studied and worked at Michigan State University Extension for 20 years as district horticultural educator and commercial horticulturist (fruit tree production and management) and as a county extension director before accepting her current position at West Virginia University.
Dr. Danilovich will be demonstrating how to prune some of the fruit trees and bushes at the demonstration garden, and will address any questions anyone has about various techniques for pruning any plants. Greenbrier County is fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and distinguished specialist volunteer to share her expertise with anyone interested in learning about plant pruning.
The workshop will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the demonstration garden at the fairgrounds. The demonstration garden is located on the north end of the West Virginia State Fairgrounds next to the open air pavilion. The entrance gate off of Fair Street should be open for easy access to the garden. Everyone is welcome. Any questions about the upcoming workshop can be directed to the WVU Extension office in Fairlea, at 304-647-7408.