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UD New Castle County Cooperative Extension offering online workshops

Delaware News Desk

The University of Delaware New Castle County Cooperative Extension is offering several online workshops and courses in the coming weeks. 

Late summer through early fall is the best time to sow grass seed and to perform lawn renovation. The Fall Lawn Care workshop, set for 10 a.m. Aug. 10, will discuss the advantages of fall soil testing, seed selection for Delaware and proper mowing and watering regimens. Fall is also the opportune time to consider dethatching and core aeration. September and October are the best months to control perennial broadleaf weeds like dandelions and clover. Learn different control methods for these and other invaders.

Registration is due by 10 a.m. Aug. 9; visit bit.ly/2DpptRo to register and receive the Zoom link.

Canning 101, set for 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13, is a course for those who love to shop at orchards filled with peaches and farmers markets piled high with fresh produce, or those with summer gardens overflowing with tomatoes. Canning is a safe method of food preservation to save summer's bounty if practiced properly. This introductory, two-hour training will review the basic steps of home food preservation by canning.

To register and receive the Zoom link, visit bit.ly/2XECVI1. 

In the six-week “Eating Smart, Moving More” course online, beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 13, learn how the family can eat healthier and be more active, even when on a tight budget.

The free course is offered online at 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 17.

To register, visit bit.ly/2PAWFYk; a Zoom link and password will be sent before the class begins.

For more, visit udel.edu/canr/cooperative-extension.