Happy Pollinator Week!
The Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia invite you to celebrate Pollinator Week (June 17-23) by stopping by the demonstration garden(s) and observing some pollinators in action. If you see Master Gardeners at work, they will be happy to answer your questions. In the meantime, click here to learn how bees gather and transport pollen. Also discover what else some bees may be transporting.
Ladybugs and Their Larvae
If you are outside working in your garden, or just enjoying the many flowers blooming this time of year, you may begin to notice ladybugs or lady beetles. As you probably know, they are beneficial insects and help control pests like aphids. Lady beetle larvae also have voracious appetites for garden pests, but would you recognize them? If you are not sure or would like to learn more, then click here.
Registration Open for 2013 Training
Registration is currently open for the 2013 Arlington / Alexandria Master Gardener training. Class starts September 10th and ends November 21st. Classes are held at Fairlington Community Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am – 12pm.
Fill out the following two applications: 2013 Master Gardener Training Application (PDF) and VCE Volunteer Enrollment Form (PDF). Applications can be mailed or dropped off at VCE, Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22206. Registration will fill, so if you know you want to take the class, go ahead and enter your application. Master Gardener FAQ 2013 (PDF). We look forward to seeing you in class.
MG Intern Display Boards: Making Your Yard Sustainable
For their Master Gardener 2012 class project, interns Margaret Hawkins, Clare Noble, and Judy Salveson prepared a display board illustrating the concepts, benefits and practices of sustainability by combining materials from the Landscape for Life™ initiative with Virginia Cooperative Extension’s recommendations on best management practices for increasing the productivity of soil, protecting water resources and selecting and nurturing plants that support our habitat. (Read article)
Upcoming MGNV Events
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