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Grow This wants to send you seeds for the 2022 gardening season


At the height of COVID uncertainty and isolation, everyone was looking for something to keep themselves or loved ones entertained. Very few activities in West Virginia saw as huge a resurgence of interest as gardening and Grow This: West Virginia Garden Challenge grew explosively.

The West Virginia University Extension Family Nutrition Program started Grow This in 2018 to promote home gardening and encourage healthy eating. Extension’s network of experts plus an emphasis on fun and community interaction and just a bit of food education sprinkled in drew a few hundred participants in the first few years to develop new skills while feeding their bodies and minds.

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