Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass
Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.
Friday, August 26, 2011
International Master Gardener Conference In Charleston - Blenko Glass tours available
The event, to be headquartered in the Charleston Civic Center, "will have a $500,000 economic impact on the city," said Jama Jarrett, spokeswoman for the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The conference will open with a "Taste of West Virginia" event showcasing state-grown foods ranging from ramp chowder to pulled pork. "We have 15 pounds of frozen ramps ready to go," said Barber.
In addition to lectures and workshops on gardening topics, there will be day tours to such destinations as Kanawha State Forest, Capital Market, the state Capitol grounds, Coonskin Park, the Carriage Trail, Spring Hill Cemetery, the gardens of Charleston's East End, the State Farm Museum, Blenko Glass in Milton, and Tamarack and the Exhibition Coal Mine in Beckley.
Read the entire Gazette Artice here.