These public education events for February 2019 are open to all, but space may be limited. To reserve a spot, please register online at https://mgnv.org/public-education-events/vce-horticulture-programs-registration/.
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. Plus, we provide supplies for you to plant your own container, a custom “kit” to make your own microgreen garden at home. This class is offered by Extension Master Gardeners.
Sustainable Landscaping: Water Conservation
Water is our most precious resource. Learn how to capture and absorb storm water on your property to benefit your garden with the right landscaping techniques and plant choices. This is the third class in a series on sustainable landscaping offered by Extension Master Gardeners to be held at Columbia Pike Branch Library in January/February 2019.
Urban Agriculture – Grow What You Eat: Starting Your Own Vegetable Garden
THIS CLASS IS FULL!
Learn easy-to-implement practices for selecting a site, and evaluating and improving your soil. Find out which plants grow best locally, which are best planted directly via seeds and which are typically transplanted as seedlings. Discover how to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects. Learn to identify and manage pests, weeds and diseases. Get free seeds and a vegetable garden calendar customized for our region. This is the third class in a series on urban agriculture offered by Extension Master Gardeners to be held at Burke and Westover Branch Libraries in Winter/Spring 2019.
And coming in early March:
Plot Against Hunger Spring Garden Kick-Off:
Growing Food for Our Neighbors in Need
Come learn how to support our partner Arlington Food Assistance Center with fresh produce from your garden or community plot. There will be presentations on seed starting, composting, and lasagna & container gardening; exhibit tables on winter gardening and edible landscapes; and demonstrations of fruit tree pruning. Also free vegetable and herb seeds!
Free. In sponsorship with Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).
RSVP to: https://afac.org/afac-spring-garden-kick-off/.
Light refreshments served.
Sustainable Landscaping: Selecting Native Plants
There’s a palette of plants that is just right for you and that will thrive in your site’s conditions. Learn how to select appropriate plants for your site, what is meant by a native plant versus a cultivar, and some best management practices for installation and maintenance of your planting bed designs. This is the final class in a series on sustainable landscaping offered by Extension Master Gardeners to be held at Columbia Pike Branch Library in January/February 2019.
Our Plant Clinics at the Farmers’ Markets and the Arlington Central Library and the Garden Talks at the Arlington Central Library are closed for the season but our Extension Master Gardener Help Desk remains open!
Our Help Desk operates year-round and 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 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.
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 five days prior to the event at 703-228-6400 or *TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours (8 a.m.–5 p.m.) to discuss accommodations.
Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. VCE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.