Henrico Extension to host Nov. 14 open house for prospective Master Gardeners

The Henrico County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension will hold an open house Thursday, Nov. 14 for its volunteer Master Gardener training program, which provides instruction in all aspects of horticulture.

The open house will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the Extension office of the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive, and provide an opportunity to learn more about the Master Gardener program.

Training program 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. The deadline to register has been extended through Wednesday, Nov. 27. The training program costs $140 for materials.

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

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