Henrico Extension to offer classes for home gardeners beginning Sept. 9

The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Henrico Master Gardeners will offer a series of 10 classes this fall to teach the basics of home gardening using environmentally sound and sustainable practices.

The Henrico Horticulture Series will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each Tuesday from Sept. 9 through Nov. 4 and on Nov. 18. The classes will be held in the demonstration kitchen in the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive. The $25 registration fee covers the cost of class materials and may be paid at the first session.

The classes will cover such topics as improving soil; creating compost; establishing and maintaining lawns; selecting annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs; growing fruits and vegetables; and managing insects and diseases.

For information or to register, call (804) 501-5160.

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