Henrico Extension to offer vegetable gardening classes this month
Henrico residents interested in learning how to start their own vegetable garden can attend free classes offered by the Henrico County Extension Office throughout July. Classes are scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m.:
• “Starting a Fall Garden,” Tuesday, July 5 and Tuesday, July 19 at Belmont Recreation Center, 1600 Hilliard Road; and Thursday, July 7 at the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive;
• “Organic Controls for Weeds, Insects and Diseases,” Tuesday, July 12 at Belmont Recreation Center; and Thursday, July 14 at the Human Services Building;
Henrico master gardeners and Extension agents will lead the classes, which are part of the Extension Office’s “Gardens Growing Families” community garden program. Participation in the community garden program is not required to attend the classes.
County residents are encouraged to pre-register by calling Henrico Extension at 501-5160. Additional information is available at http://www.co.henrico.va.us/extension
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.
The Innsbrook Rotary Club, which is celebrating its 25th year in 2015, has completed a number of volunteer projects this year and raised thousands of dollars for various organizations through three events.
The club's annual rose sale, benefit for youth live auction and Virginia Fire Games competition, combined with individual and corporate donations, have raised nearly $70,000 – money that the club contributes back to the community.
FeedMore is the beneficiary of the club's 25th anniversary project, which provides refrigerated trailers to be used for the distribution of food throughout Central Virginia. > Read more.
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