Perennial and budding gardeners alike can get answers to everything from planting to pruning during ‘Ask the WVU Extension Expert,’ a weekly online Q&A session.

West Virginia University Extension Service’s “Ask the WVU Extension Expert” session on Wednesday (April 30) can help novice and experienced gardeners alike with all things fruits, flowers and vegetables during a live Q&A session on its Facebook page.

The session will be held from noon to 1 p.m., and covers gardening, lawn care and common lawn and garden insects. The session takes place online at

During the session, experts will answer questions and provide trusted information and advice from deep-rooted knowledge and fact-based, University research.

WVU Extension Service’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Director Jennifer Williams answer questions relating to all things agriculture.

Worried about insects in the garden? Daniel Frank, WVU Extension entomology specialist, can answer questions about common insects found in your garden. Frank can offer tips to help prevent damaging insects’ presence, and help identify beneficial ones.

Do you live in town or have limited gardening space? John Porter, WVU Extension Service Kanawha County Agriculture and Natural Resources agent, can help you think outside the box with raised gardens and urban gardening techniques.

During the live Q&A on May 7, participants can get the scoop on popular places to travel in West Virginia, and discover the rich historic past of the state with an “Ask the WVU Extension Expert” session that covers the topics of West Virginia tourism and history.

Weekly sessions of “Ask the WVU Extension Expert” will continue throughout the month of May with subjects that include outdoor cooking, food safety, helping children have a successful summer camping experience and more.

For more information about the WVU Extension Service, visit “Like” WVU Extension Service on Facebook by visiting, or follow @WVUExtension on Twitter.



CONTACT: Cassie Waugh, WVU Extension Service

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