Monthly Archives: December 2013

Audrey Faden, Master Gardener Emerita

Audrey Evans was born on a coffee farm outside the town of Nyeri in Kenya in 1941. She recalls the “small” 600-acre farm as a beautiful place, with steep hillsides, rivers, bush, and a view of Mt. Kenya. Her father, who went to Kenya from South Africa, started the farm in 1911. Her mother, his second wife, went to Kenya in the 1930s from England as a nurse and met her future husband when he was a patient in the Nairobi hospital where she worked. “He fell in love with her voice,” as the story goes.  Continue reading

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Turning a New Leaf Conference

by Anne Wilson, Public Education Chair, Several Master Gardeners attended the fifth “Turning a New Leaf” conference of the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (CCLC) on Saturday, November 15, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The CCLC is a mid-Atlantic coalition of … Continue reading

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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf – Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

While it’s time to put many of our garden beds to rest for the winter, some gardeners may enjoy perusing a new Arlington Library acquisition to help them plan their plantings of edibles for the spring growing season. Continue reading

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Public Education Class Creates an Online Manual of Sustainable Gardening Resources

Public Education Class Creates an Online Manual of Sustainable Gardening Resources with 70 Tried-and-True Plant Fact Sheets by Carol Rosen, Public Education Committee “Designing a Sustainable, Maintainable Yard,” the half-day program offered by Master Gardeners at Fairlington on October 19, was the … Continue reading

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