Raised Beds for All Seasons

Raised Garden Beds
August 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Home of Becki & Ed Jones
204 Grace Street
Wv 25430 ( Middleway)
Becki Jones

A Raised Bed Garden for All Seasons with Becki and Ed Jones

Raised Garden BedsWatch how the experts build raised beds! Becki and Ed Jones will present a power point slide show detailing the progress of their yard and garden with the building of raised beds and accessible walkways, including pictures of various stages of the construction. See how they use the whole area for most of the year as they transform the vegetable and flower gardens into a winter wonderland. After the slide show, we will move to the yard out back and everyone can see the beds. Becki and Ed will answer questions about growing and construction.

Dr. Becki Jones is a retired music teacher and an avid gardener. Becki is also a WV Master Naturalist and WV Master Gardener. Last year, Becki was awarded the honor of “Master Gardener of the Year” for the WVU Berkeley/Jefferson Extension Master Gardeners Program. Becki now serves as Chairperson for the Speakers Bureau for the Extension Master Gardeners Program and is also a key member of our GEG Planning Group. Her interests include preserving the Monarch butterfly population and supporting birds and wildlife through her Certified Monarch Way Station and other habitat registrations. Becki is a member of several horticultural societies including the National Capital Dahlia Society.

Ed Jones retired as a senior Budget and Finance Officer from the Fairfax County, Virginia Government with over 23 years of service. He was also a water and wastewater treatment specialist for the U.S. Air Force, D.C. Government (Blue Plains) and the Washington Sanitary Service Commission. He currently uses his Environmental experience as a part-time instructor with the Maryland Center for Environmental Training (MCET). His special interests include raised bed gardening of flowers and vegetables, two pups, and building projects around the home which he built 42 years ago and shares with his wife, Becki.

Breakfast begins at 9:00am followed by the program at 9:30am. No need for a chair! Our hosts have enough seating inside and out for everyone. The slide show will be inside. Then we can move outside where there is enough seating to accommodate several people, including seats that are built into the raised beds — people can even sit on the edges of the beds. Do bring a breakfast food to share, and garden plants for exchange. Plants for exchange may be placed in the carport. Rain or shine.

Directions: From I-81 South: Take Inwood Exit #5. Go through three roundabouts putting you on Route 51 East. Stay on route 51 for about 4 miles and you will come to an intersection with a blinking yellow light. Turn right at this intersection (Leetown Road) and proceed through Middleway. Look for Grace Street on the right and turn there. As you go up the hill start counting houses beginning at the old brick building on the corner (a Civil War hospital!). At house #5 on the left, you will see two signs, 204 and 214. Go left down into the driveway of the white house with a red brick garage at these signs. Proceed across the field to the blue house, 204 Grace Street.
From Charles Town: Take route 51 west for 5 miles. At the blinking yellow light turn left, then follow directions above beginning with “proceed through Middleway.”
From Shepherdstown: Take the Leetown Road South pass through Kearneysville, and Leetown. You will come to a red blinking light at Middleway. Proceed through the light and down into Middleway, then follow directions above beginning with “proceed through Middleway.”
Parking: As you come across the field on the driveway, you can park anywhere on the side on the grass or up close to the house in the circular drive.