Free seeds available in the WVU Extension program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Free garden seeds are available to West Virginia residents who complete a short online survey.

The seeds are available through the Grow This: West Virginia Garden Challenge, a project of West Virginia University’s Extension Family Nutrition Program.

“With the high cost of food right now, people can really benefit from learning to grow their own food,” said Kristin McCartney, WVU Extension assistant professor and public health expert. “Ensuring that people have these skills – and can pass them on to the next generation – is essential for our communities to achieve long-term food security.”

This year, the seeds will add color to home gardens with purple carrots, multicolored miniature peppers and red kale.

Seeds should arrive in mid-April.

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