January 2017 Public Education Events

The following events are scheduled by VCE Master Gardeners in Arlington and Alexandria in January. Printable Flyer

microgreensMicrogreens: What Are They, Why They Are So Fabulous, and How to Grow Them

Tuesday, January 10, 7 – 8 p.m.
Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, 22206 OR   

Tuesday, January 17, 7 – 8 p.m.
Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St., Alexandria 22314.

Microgreens – You’ve likely seen them, but what makes them so good for you?  Join us to learn their many benefits, and some simple ways to grow these delicious, nutritious and inexpensive baby plants and sprouts in your own home.  Plus, we provide supplies for you to plant your own container!  For the Jan 10 session at Fairlington, come prepared to get a bit dirty while you make your own microgreen garden in class.

Free. Advance registration requested at mgnv.orgQuestions, telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com 

Starting SeedsVegetable Gardening Part 1: Jumpstart Your Garden With Seeds

Thursday, January 26, 7 – 8:30 p.m. 
Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria 22304 OR

Saturday, January 28, 10:30 – noon,
Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington 22205.

Start your garden early this year by getting the scoop on seed selection, hybrid vs. heirloom, what seeds to start indoors, germination tips, and best bets for seed saving. Find out how to make your own starter pots, and easy-to-create lighting systems to bring the sunlight inside.

Free. Advance registration requested at mgnv.org. Questions, telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Note to All:  Our plant clinics at the Farmers’ Markets and the Arlington Central Library have closed for the season, but our Help Desk operates year-round. We welcome your garden-related questions, including those related to plant and insect identification. The Help Desk operates from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays at the VCE office, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington 22206. Contact us at 703-228-6414 or mgarlalex@gmail.com, or drop by to speak with our Help Desk volunteers. But it’s best to call before you come to make sure we’re available.

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