Thursday, November 30, 2023

Here’s how you can sharpen your gardening skills

(HNNDaily staff photo/ courtesy of the city of Newport News)
(HNNDaily staff photo/ courtesy of the city of Newport News)

The Virginia Cooperative Extension is looking for volunteers to help educate the public on general gardening practices.

The Extension is offering two master gardener classes, one in-person and one virtual hybrid course.

The classes will cover topics such as basic botany, insects, trees, shrubs, pruning, lawns and handling pesticides, according to a news release from the City of Newport News.

Both courses cost $150 each, which will cover course material fees and a background screening.

The in-person course runs From 9 a.m. until noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 4 through Nov. 14. There also are an additional three Saturday sessions. 

The in-person classes will be at  600 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 210, in Newport News.

The virtual class is being offered from Aug. 15 through Nov. 14. Lessons are online in addition to in-person sessions on Wednesday evenings. There also are three additional Saturday sessions.

The virtual class in-person sessions will be at 8500 George Washington Memorial Highway in York County.

For information on the classes or to sign up, click here.

This story was published in partnership with out sister publication, Southside Daily. 

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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