Henrico Master Gardener training program accepting applications through Oct. 28

The Henrico County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its next volunteer Master Gardener training program, which provides instruction in all aspects of horticulture.

Participants will work alongside other gardening enthusiasts to learn about lawn care, tree and shrub maintenance, fruit and vegetable gardens, flowers, pest management, tree pruning and other topics. After completing 50 hours of classroom training, participants will serve a 50-hour internship with the Extension Office and will help conduct educational programs for the public.

Classes will be held two mornings per week from January through March. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 28. The training program costs $135 for materials.

For an application or other information, call (804) 501-5160 or go to henrico.us/extension.