The following public education programs are scheduled by VCE Master Gardeners in Arlington and Alexandria in August 2018
Common Landscape Pests and Diseases of Trees in Landscapes
Learn how to manage and control garden diseases and pests affecting your trees, ornamentals, and the lawn with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent. This will be an entertaining look at the 2018 Pest Management Guide: Home Grounds and Animals.
Garden Talks: Summer Blooms in the Garden
Join Extension Master Gardener (EMG) volunteers in the Library’s Community Garden the first Saturday of each month to learn about a different sustainable gardening topic. This month, EMGs will highlight Summer Blooms. The mission of the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden is to provide resources for Arlington residents to learn how to create gardens in both the suburban and urban landscape.
Plant Diseases and Pests in Vegetable Gardens
Learn how to manage and control diseases and pests affecting your vegetables and fruits with the Agricultural Natural Resource Extension Agent. This will be an entertaining look at the 2018 Pest Management Guide: Home Grounds and Animals..
Simpson Gardens Tuesday Stroll
Extension Master Gardener volunteers will be in the Simpson Park demonstration gardens to answer questions and provide information on sustainable gardening. Simpson includes beds that feature waterwise gardening, scented plants, attracting pollinators, plants that prefer shade, and illustrate the use of structure and texture in the garden.event address will be provided upon registratio
Arlington County Fair–Small County, Big Fun!
Meet us at the 2018 County Fair for rides, food, fun, PLUS the Extension Master Gardener booth and Competitive Exhibits ranging from baked goods to homegrown veggies to artwork. Residents of Arlington, Alexandria City, and Falls Church are eligible to enter the Competitive Exhibits. Free admission, shuttle service from locations around Arlington. Go to http://arlingtoncountyfair.us/ to learn more.
Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening
Wondering what to plant when the weather starts to get cool? Join Extension Master Gardeners for this popular session and learn strategies for success. Think about growing healthy greens like kale, collards, and a wealth of lettuces. Fall is a delightful time to garden with cool days and waning pest populations. Learn inexpensive techniques to extend your harvest and even how you can enjoy some of your crops in the dead of winter.
Check out our Plant Clinics!
- The Arlington Central Library Plant Clinic is open from 6:45–8:45 p.m., every Wednesday through October 24 and is located in the East Lobby of the library, 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington VA 22201
- The Arlington Farmers’ Market Plant Clinic is open every Saturday morning from 8–11 a.m., operating through September 29, and is located at N. 14th St. and N. Courthouse Rd.
- The Del Ray Farmers Market Plant Clinic, located at 203 E. Oxford Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301 ,is open from 8:30–11:00 a.m. and runs through September 29.
- The Alexandria Farmers Market Plant Clinic, located at 301 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314, is open from 7–9:30 a.m. and runs through September 29.
- The VCE Horticulture Help Desk operates year-round and we welcome your garden-related questions, including those related to plant and insect identification. The Help Desk is staffed from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays at the VCE office at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, 22206.Contact us at 703-228-6414 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop by to speak with our Help Desk volunteers. It’s best to call before you come to make sure we’re available.
2018 Wednesday Library Garden Talks
Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m
Arlington Central Library
1015 N Quincy St, Arlington VA 2220
August 1: When to Harvest
When is it ready to pick? Each vegetable has its own way of telling you that it is ready to eat. Learn when to harvest for prime eating. Auditorium.
August 8: Vegetables for Fall & Winter Harvest
Grow vegetables nearly year-round. There’s still time to grow and enjoy them now!
August 15: The Joy of Pickles & Sauces from the Garden
The height of the growing season means opportunities to capture summer flavors with quick pickles & sauces! Local gardeners share their favorites recipes.
August 22: Cover Crops for Healthy Soil.
Sow cover crops to add nutrients & structure to your soil during the winter months.
August 29: NO GARDEN TALK.
Free. No registration necessary.
Presented with the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Arlington County Cooperative Extension 5 days prior to the event at 703-228-6400 or *TTY 800-828-1120 during business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations.
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