Henrico Extension to offer free lawn-care seminar
The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will conduct a seminar Wednesday, April 11 to help residents care for their lawns naturally.
The session, which is part of the SMART Lawns series, will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Extension Office of the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Dr. An Extension staff member or master gardener will answer questions and offer tips on maintaining healthy lawns without relying on artificial pesticides. Topics will include irrigation, fertilization, soil acidity and weed control. Participants will also learn about the SMART Lawns program, which gives residents step-by-step, customized guidance to improve their lawns.
The SMART Lawns seminars will continue in August and September. The sessions are free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to register in advance by calling Henrico Extension at (804) 501-5160. For details, visit http://www.co.henrico.va.us/extension.
Thanks in part to a $10,000 gift from the Western Henrico Rotary Club, another bright pink Jeep modified to travel extremely rough terrain has been delivered to Midwives For Haiti so that more pregnant women in the quake-ravaged country will have access to prenatal care and a greater chance of surviving childbirth.
The funds were raised at the annual casino night held in February, club president Adam Cherry said. The Rotary Club also helped purchase the Virginia-based charity’s first pink jeep three years ago. > Read more.
Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts soon will have a new access point to the Chickahominy River. VDOT, the James River Association and Henrico County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to establish a new site in Eastern Henrico.
The James River Association negotiated the deal with VDOT to procure official access to the area located just east of I-295 on North Airport Road in Sandston. The site includes a park-and-ride commuter lot bordering the Chickahominy River and has been an unofficial launch site used by paddlers for years. > Read more.
An eclectic array of events are taking place this weekend throughout the county. In the West End, we have the Richmond Wedding Expo, the Under the Stars Family Film Series and Henrico Theatre Company’s production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” In the eastern part of the county, we have a blood drive at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Gallmeyer Farm’s annual Sweet Corn Festival and an origami workshop at Fairfield Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
A Henrico native will appear on the third episode of the Travel Channel's new grilling competition series “American Grilled.”
The episode, filmed in Charlottesville, will premier July 16 at 9 p.m. and feature Glen Allen-native Rex Holmes, a patent lawyer who operates http://SavoryReviews.com a blo,g centered around tasty recipes and BBQ.
The show features hardcore grilling enthusiasts from across the country going head-to-head for a chance to compete for a $10,000 cash prize and bragging rights when they are crowned the ultimate “grill master.” > Read more.
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