4-H berry sale underway

The Henrico Extension Office's annual 4-H berry sale is under way, with proceeds benefiting local 4-H youth programs.

The sale features a variety of strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and blueberry plants. Strawberry plants cost $6.50 for a bundle of 25; raspberry, blackberry and blueberry plants cost $4.50 each. Instructions for planting and care are included with each order.

To obtain an order form, call 501-5160 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; visit the Extension Office, located in the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive; or pick one up at any Henrico library. Order forms and additional information also are available online at http://www.co.henrico.va.us/departments/extension.

Because supplies are limited, orders placed after Monday, Feb. 28 will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Extension staff will distribute orders from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16 and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 at the Glen Allen Softball Complex on Mountain Road.

For details, contact the Extension Office at 501-5160.
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The ACE Center at Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Rd., will sell poinsettias and other decorations for the holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7-8. Poinsettias, including Polly Pink, Prestige Pink, Maran, Snow Cap, Glitter and Jingle Bells, are in 6.5-inch pots and cost $8 each. Other items for sale include fresh green wreaths, 18-inch and 24-inch centerpieces, swags, tender succulents, paper whites ($5) and large Amaryllis ($15). For details, call 804-756-3020 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Full text

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