July 2016 Public Education Events

Please join VCE Master Gardeners of Arlington/Alexandria for one of these July events!

"Mum Closeup" by Christa Watters

“Mum Closeup” by Christa Watters

Simpson Gardens Stroll ―
Tuesday, July 12, 11 a.m. to Noon
420 E. Monroe St., Alexandria 22301 (by the YMCA)

Rescheduled from July 5. 

VCE Master Gardeners who maintain the Simpson Park Demonstration Gardens will be in the garden to greet visitors, answer gardening questions and describe what’s blooming in the garden. No need to register; just drop by.


Wednesdays in the Garden ― July 6, 13, 20, and 27, 7 to 9 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington 22201. This series, taught by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and VCE Master Gardeners, is designed to teach gardening skills to a wide audience.

Topics by date:

  • July 13, Lasagna Gardens: The Layered Approach
  • July 20, Seed Saving
  • July 27, Soil Building, Composting, Compost Tea.

Free. No registration required. To confirm topic and room number, check the Arlington Library Events Calendar at http://library.arlingtonva.us or call the library at 703-228-5990.

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Herb Garden

Rejuvenate the Midsummer Herb Garden Thursday, July 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m. DATE CORRECTED FROM JULY 14
Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria 22304

Learn how to keep your herb garden going strong in our hot summer weather through good maintenance practices and occasional replanting. Learn tips and techniques to use and preserve all the herbs you’ve just pruned, including how to flavor your own vinegars. Advance registration requested at mgnv.org.

Questions, telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

 Sunday in the Organic Vegetable Garden  ―Sunday, July 17, 1 to 4 p.m. Potomac Overlook Park, 2845 Marcey Rd., Arlington 22207.

fall-vegetable-gardening-october-7-2013VCE Master Gardeners who maintain the Organic Vegetable Demonstration Garden will be in the garden to answer questions about organic gardening, including controlling pests and diseases without the use of chemicals. The garden is located beyond the Nature Center. No registration necessary. For questions, telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.


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