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September Lunch and Learn

Some plants reproduce most prolifically by seeds, cuttings or divisions. Some respond best to slightly more interesting methods like layering. Layering is the development of a new root system while the new plant is still attached to the parent plant. There are some simple techniques and when you get the hang of soil layering, you will want to move on to the more challenging technique of layering.

Pat Lust

Pat Lust, Heart of Virginia Master Gardener, will share her extensive knowledge on plant propagation by layering at the September Lunch and Learn on Thursday, Sept. 6 at noon. It will be held at the Prince Edward County Cooperative Extension Office, 100 Dominion Drive, Farmville. Bring your lunch and join other gardeners for this interesting topic.

Lunch and Learn programs are free and open to the public and last about one hour. Lunch and Learn is sponsored by the Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners and Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Dr. Lust, who joined the VCE Master Gardeners Volunteers in 2001, has developed special interests in native plants and plant propagation. She is a retired faculty member of Longwood University. She continues to work with Longwood students in developing the Forest Garden, a demonstration garden of native plants, at Hull Springs Farm in Westmoreland County.

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all.