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Originally cultivated by the ancient Aztec Indians, peppers now grow all over the globe and are a main ingredient in many cuisines. They come in hundreds of varieties, different sizes, shapes, colors and heat levels. This online class explores their fascinating past, many uses and the source of all the heat. Even more intriguing are the variety of choices you have when growing peppers. Discover differences in varieties as well as how to harvest, store and use them in your favorite recipes. Although peppers are native to tropical climates they can grow essentially anywhere and are at home in almost every garden. Peppers are beautiful in the landscape, fun to grow and are a great source of nutrition in our health-conscious society.

This class is cancelled.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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This is an online class via Zoom

GES: HL, 1, elective*

This class offers 1 hour of elective credit toward the Garden Education Series: Gardening and Garden Design Certificate.





About the instructor

Mark Ragland is past chairman of the Virginia Commonwealth Unit of the Herb Society of America, an avid photographer, lifelong traveler and self-proclaimed foodie.  Gardening since age 12, the gardens at his home in southern Virginia were featured on PBS and in Country Gardens. He presents regularly across Virginia on such topics as herbs, vegetables, garden design, photography and tea.