Henrico Extension offering gardening workshop April 7

The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will hold a workshop Saturday, April 7 to show how residents can start or improve their vegetable gardens.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Extension Office’s demonstration kitchen in the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive. Registration in advance is required.

The workshop is free and open to the public and geared for residents who are interested in growing vegetables to reduce their grocery costs and improve their diets. Home gardeners and participants in Henrico’s community garden program, Gardens Growing Families, are welcome. The workshop will include programs for children ages 5 to 8 and 9 to 13.

The Extension Office continues to accept applications for Gardens Growing Families. Individuals and families may grow their own vegetables in plots at the Lakeside Garden, at Vale Street and Michael Avenue, near Lakeside Avenue; and at the Alma Avenue Island Garden, near Alma and Laburnum avenues. For the first time, a new garden on West Jerald Street in Highland Springs is available. Fees range from $5 to $65 per year, based on household income, the number of gardeners per family and garden plot size.

For details or to register for the workshop, call (804) 501-5160 or visit http://www.co.henrico.va.us/extension.
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