Patriot Guardens University attendees will learn about agricultural topics that range from small business basics to raising trout for home and market consumption to ways to expose children to nature, and much more.

While Patriot Guardens is geared toward working with active and retired military members, this agricultural summit is open to the community. Our goal is to give participants the opportunity to experience a wide variety of topics and expand their knowledge base, while learning to Grow Like the Guard.
Eleanor National Guard Armory
111 Army Navy Dr
Red House, WV 25168
Date & Time
August 12, 2023, 9 AM - 4 PM
9:00 AM
Session 1
Small Business 101
In this session, you’ll learn the steps required to register your business with the State of WV. You’ll also learn other best practices to running a successful small business from permitting to insurance and much more!
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Apples, Trees, and Honey
How to plant, prune and properly manage apple trees to increase yield of fruit. 
10:00 AM
Session 2
Marketing on a Shoestring Budget
Learn some tips and tricks on how to get more bang for your buck while marketing your own small business.
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Passive hydroponics is an economical and easy way of starting hydroponics at home. Any container that can hold water can be used for growing plants using the Kratky method
11:00 AM
Session 3
Creating an Underwater Flower Arrangement
This workshop will give new meaning to “putting flowers in water”. Instead of putting flower stems in water, I’ll be sharing tips, tricks, and hints for creating an amazing underwater flower arrangement. The result will be a little work of art!
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Trout Production
Basics of backyard and on-farm trout production. Growing for home consumption and retail market.
12:00 pM
Lunch is on your own. Chick-fil-A will be on-site selling food and drinks for lunch. Informational vendor tables will be set up during this time.
1:45 pM
Session 4
This workshop will give an overview of the different bins and methods of composting.
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Engaging Kids in Nature
This session will give ideas on ways to involve kids when exploring nature.
2:45 pM
Session 5
Upcycled Container Gardening
Learn how to turn nonconventional materials into repurposed garden containers to create your own DIY container garden.
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Change your scenery in order to improve your mind, life, and world. Please feel free to join our nature and conservation team on an immersive reminder of how we survive through forest strolls than can turn wrong or just holistically heal ourselves outside of the classroom.
Join us on August 12
We look forward to hosting you!

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