Monthly Archives: March 2013

Wed, April 3, Beautiful No-Mow Yards

Award-winning author Evelyn Hadden (Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives, Timber Press, 2012) will talk about design alternatives for your yard and how to choose and combine plants, design away repetitive chores such as mowing and mulching, and let … Continue reading

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Tue, April 2nd, Workshop on Growing Shiitake Mushrooms

Join Dr. Marcus Comer, Extension Specialist, Natural Resource Management, Virginia State University, for this hands-on workshop on growing shiitake mushrooms in your backyard. You’ll learn how to inoculate logs with mushroom spawn, care for your log and harvest these delectable mushrooms. Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Sat., Mar. 23rd, Growing Food in the City: Vegetable Gardening 101

Learn the basic principles of food production at this free workshop offered by Virginia Cooperative Extension, with the support of Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Topics to be covered include soil preparation, what and when to plant, and space-saving techniques. … Continue reading

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Thu, Mar. 14th: ‘TURF’ is not a Four Letter Word

Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street (off Quaker Lane) in Arlington. Join Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia and Dr. Mike Goatley, Turf Management Specialist at Virginia Tech, to learn about … Continue reading

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