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Golden Opportunities – Gardening Tips by Chesterfield Master Gardeners


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Share0 SharesThis event is open to Woodlake residents and their invited guests only. Golden Opportunities is a new group for residents 55 and over who want to have fun, learn a few things and be more active. The group meets the first Thursday of every other month for a group outing (unless noted differently, on the website). Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024 Time: 10:00 am – 12 noon (first 90 minutes, talk from Lela Martin) Location: SRC Community Center Please Register Below by March 5 – 5:00 pm An information chow down with Gardening tips by Chesterfield Master Gardeners. They will talk about backyard gardens, native plants, attracting birds and butterflies and more! Light snacks will be provided. Lela Martin has been a volunteer Master Gardener with the Chesterfield County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension since 2011. She wrote an award-winning monthly gardening column for Fifty Plus Richmond from 2014–2022. Last year, Lela retired as co-chair of the Bumblebee Jamboree and as the Speakers Lead. She develops and gives presentations on a variety of lawn and garden topics to the public, garden clubs, neighborhood associations, and the 50+ program through Parks & Recreation. She has logged over 2,700 hours of service to the Virginia Cooperative Extension. She also currently volunteers as a teacher of English as a Second Language to adults. Her career has included working as a high school English teacher, a computer programmer, a technical writer, and a corporate communications trainer. “Winging It: Gardening for Birds and Butterflies.” Rather than “winging it,” plan ahead for your winged visitors. This presentation teaches you how to attract birds and butterflies through what you plant and how you garden. Extension Master Gardener Lela Martin gives you tips and techniques that will help you enjoy these beautiful winged creatures in your own yard.

5020 Woodlake Village Parkway, Midlothian, VA 23112
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This event is open to Woodlake residents and their invited guests only.

Golden Opportunities is a new group for residents 55 and over who want to have fun, learn a few things and be more active. The group meets the first Thursday of every other month for a group outing (unless noted differently, on the website).

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
Time: 10:00 am – 12 noon (first 90 minutes, talk from Lela Martin)
Location: SRC Community Center
Please Register Below by March 5 – 5:00 pm

An information chow down with Gardening tips by Chesterfield Master Gardeners. They will talk about backyard gardens, native plants, attracting birds and butterflies and more! Light snacks will be provided.

Lela Martin has been a volunteer Master Gardener with the Chesterfield County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension since 2011. She wrote an award-winning monthly gardening column for Fifty Plus Richmond from 2014–2022. Last year, Lela retired as co-chair of the Bumblebee Jamboree and as the Speakers Lead. She develops and gives presentations on a variety of lawn and garden topics to the public, garden clubs, neighborhood associations, and the 50+ program through Parks & Recreation. She has logged over 2,700 hours of service to the Virginia Cooperative Extension. She also currently volunteers as a teacher of English as a Second Language to adults.
Her career has included working as a high school English teacher, a computer programmer, a technical writer, and a corporate communications trainer.
“Winging It: Gardening for Birds and Butterflies.” Rather than “winging it,” plan ahead for your winged visitors. This presentation teaches you how to attract birds and butterflies through what you plant and how you garden. Extension Master Gardener Lela Martin gives you tips and techniques that will help you enjoy these beautiful winged creatures in your own yard.