The Kent County Master Gardeners are planning a series of workshops for the community

September through November.

Classes will be held at the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Office, Paradee Center, 69 Transportation Circle, Dover.

Classes are:

— Preserving Harvest: 6-7 p.m. Sept. 24; 1-2 p.m. Sept. 28. Attendees will learn the basics of canning, freezing, dehydrating and storing to rescue the last of the garden’s summer produce and make it last through the winter. They will also learn how to save seeds to start a new crop in the spring.

— Water: Our Most Precious Resource: 1-2 p.m. Oct. 24. Attendees will learn how to conserve, clean and collect water in the garden. This workshop will include specifics on building and installing a rain barrel.

— Permaculture Design: 6-7 p.m. Nov. 29. People in the U.S. are using permaculture to grow food ecologically in various climate conditions and with various property sizes. Attendees will learn step-by-step examples of how to use permaculture design principles for a home garden, starting with observing a site all the way to creating a thorough map of the site and implementing a proposed design

For registration and more, call 730-4000.