by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
I thought I’d share with you a post from my friends over at the Richmond Food Cooperative. I’ve never been to the Henrico Harvest Fair, but after reading this, I”m marking my calendar! Looks like fun to me.
It is nearly time again for the Henrico Harvest Fair. Held at Armour House and Gardens at Meadowview Park, 4001 Clarendon Road — just down Laburnum Avenue from Lewis Ginter Botancial Garden. Held this year on Saturday, September 19, the Fair is a day of gardening demonstrations, and horticultural information. I have yet to attend, although I have been wanting to check it out. Their e-mail says quote … Doors open at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine, and most activities are free! Learn how to make compost, keep bees or prune your shrubs. Visit garden vendors, and stop by the Green Elephant Sale where you’ll find plants and gently used gardening tools. Special activities are planned for the kids, and great food will be available for purchase from vendors throughout the day. Register in advance for special classes on everything from Landscaping with Native Plants to Using Bulbs as Companion Plants. Workshops will also be offered on how to Build-A-Rain Barrel and Making Hypertufa. Registration forms are available at www.co.henrico.va.us/extension. So plan on a day of celebrating autumn in Henrico. Presented by the Henrico County Master Gardener Association in cooperation with Virginia Cooperative Extension and Henrico Recreation and Parks.”