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Cold-frame construction workshop set for Feb. 21

Feb. 11, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A cold-frame construction workshop by the West Virginia State University Extension Service is planned for later this month in Huntington.

The workshop will be 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Barnett Center, 1524 10th Ave. in Huntington. Another session will be offered in Beaver, W.Va., on Wednesday, March 6.

Cold frames are enclosures designed with transparent roofs that allow plants to still receive sunlight while shielding them from dangerous elements, like excessive moisture or cold temperatures. Their function is similar to that of a greenhouse, extending the growing season through the winter months.

A recent course was filled to capacity, so the extension service decided to add more workshops.

"We ultimately had to cap enrollment and schedule additional dates at both locations to ensure everyone has an opportunity to learn about this process," Brad Cochran, extension associate, said in a release.

The class costs $40 and includes a cold-frame kit. Registration is required by contacting Cochran at 304-541-3301 or bcochran2@wvstateu.edu.

Workshops will be rescheduled if county schools are cancelled or delayed due to inclement weather.

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