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Mum is the word. Buckingham County High School (BCHS) is having its Horticulture Department Fall Plant Sale. Mums are $6 for an 8-inch container, and come in orange, yellow, red, pink, purple and white. The sale begins Sept. 14, and greenhouse hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call for afternoon hours just to make sure someone is available to assist you. For more information, contact Casey Davis at cdavis@bcpschools.org or (434) 969-6100, ext. 102.

Historic Buckingham’s Annual Fall Membership Meeting is set for Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m., featuring a Brunswick stew meal. Members are encouraged to bring prospective members with them. A business meeting will follow the meal. This event will be held at The Historic Village at Lee Wayside. Those interested are directed to call (434) 547-2296 for more information. Membership is open to everyone and Historic Buckingham is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Buckingham Extension Office is offering a 4-H Mad Science Lab. This after-school program is for youth in grades sixth through eighth and will be held at Buckingham County Middle School (BCMS) on Sept. 19, 26 and Oct. 3 after school until 5 p.m. This year’s challenge, Incredible Wearables, gives youth the opportunity to use the engineering design process to build a wearable fitness tracker. There is no cost, but pre-registration is required to ensure enough supplies. For more information, call the Buckingham Extension Office at (434) 969-4261.

Join the 4-H Baking Day and Flower Arrangement Workshop on Sept. 24 from 2-7 p.m. Enjoy these two events rolled into one. Prepare baked goods for the Five County Fair and have plenty to take home and enjoy with family. This event is for youth ages 8 and up and will be held at the BARN facility just outside of the Buckingham Court House village. A light dinner will be served. Cost is $30. While baking — waiting for things to rise, etc. — join experts from the Buckingham-Dillwyn Garden Club as they guide youth in the art of flower arranging. Youth will make multiple arrangements to enter in the fair during the early part of the afternoon. To register, call Buckingham Extension office at (434) 969-4261.

Interested in raising and showing rabbits? Let the Buckingham Extension office know. A club started last spring but needs more members and additional leader support. The club leader is Kathryn Davis. For more information, call the Buckingham Extension office at (434) 969-4261.

Buckingham residents are invited to attend a canning workshop titled “Preserving the Local Harvest,” offered by Virginia Cooperative Extension Services. The workshops will be held at 9 a.m. on the following Wednesday dates: Sept. 20, tomato soup; Oct. 18, sweet potatoes; and Nov. 15, apple butter.

The cost is $15 per workshop and all supplies are included. Workshops will be held at the Prince Edward County Cannery, located at 7916 Abilene Road in Farmville. These workshops are hands-on and participants will learn the basics of canning and how to operate food-processing equipment while preparing and preserving food to take home. Sign up for one or all three. Space is limited so advanced registration is required. Contact Caitlin Miller at (434) 392-4246 or cgracem@vt.edu for more information.

Sherri Wise is the columnist for the Buckingham Bulletin. She can be reached at wise.buckingham@gmail.com or (434) 983-1393.

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