Henrico Extension to offer free seminars about reviving lawns Aug. 9-11
The Henrico County Extension Office will continue its free, year-round seminar series Aug. 9-11 with a program on summer lawn care. The seminars are scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. each night at the following locations (each seminar will feature the same program): Tuesday, Aug. 9, Sandston Branch Library, 23 E. Williamsburg Road; Wednesday, Aug. 10, Tuckahoe Area Library, 1901 Starling Drive; and Thursday, Aug. 11, Twin Hickory Area Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Road.
“Establishing a New Lawn — Renovating an Old One” will explain how to build a lawn from scratch and rejuvenate an old lawn in preparation for next spring. Participants will learn about tilling, using pre-emergence weed killers and incorporating essentials into poor soil.
“Establishing a New Lawn” is open to the public. Each seminar will be led by an Extension staff member or a Henrico master gardener. Pre-registration is encouraged. Call 501-5160 to register or to obtain additional information.
On June 13, the Short Pump Rotary Club partnered with Schnabel Engineering for a day of volunteer work with Rebuilding Together Richmond. Team members (among them [from left] Chris Rufe, Melissa Abraham, Rick Naschold, and Micky Ogburn) completed a variety of repairs and home improvements ranging from painting and landscaping to cabinet installation and fence building.
“It was a privilege to be involved in this project," said club president Melissa Abraham. "The homeowner kept thanking the volunteers, but I think all of us would agree we are the ones who actually benefited. It was an opportunity to help a community member, fellowship with great people and improve our handyman skills." > Read more.
Dr. Even Alexander, a New York Times best-selling author who has been featured on Oprah and Dr. Oz, was in town last week to promote his June 27 talk, "Proof of Heaven," at Glen Allen High School.
Alexander (pictured, at right, while Unity of Bon Air church member Harry Simmons interviews him) has written about what he considers to be his journey through the afterlife.
Tickets to this month's event are $25 and will support the new Bon Secours Hospice House being built later this year. > Read more.
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