Wednesday, February 8, 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)

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

The Extension is offering two different 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.

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

The in-person course runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 4 through Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. until noon in addition to three Saturday sessions.

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

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

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

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

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