Extension Office to offer free fall gardening seminar

The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will conduct a free workshop Saturday, Sept. 15 on gardening in the fall.

Part of the Gardens Growing Families program, the workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Extension Office’s demonstration kitchen in the Henrico Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive. Registration is required by Thursday, Sept. 13.

The program, titled “Fall in the Garden: Saving and Growing,” will provide home-gardeners with tips on preparing and preserving vegetables harvested in the summer and on controlling pests and gardening in the fall. A program for children ages 5 to 13 also will be conducted.

For details, contact Lisa Sanderson at (804) 501-5160 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit http://www.co.henrico.va.us/extension.
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The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Henrico Master Gardeners will present a series of free workshops this spring to help residents care for their lawns and gardens. The third workshop, “Planning and Planting the Perennial Flower Garden,” will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Deep Run Recreation Center. The session will focus on laying out a garden, selecting plants and seeds, and strategies for growing flowers that return each spring with little maintenance. To register, call 501-5160. Full text

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