VCE-MGNV Virtual Classroom public education events for April and May 2020 are online and open to all.
Register online at https://mgnv.org/public-education-events/vce-horticulture-programs-registration/ .
Vegetable Garden Design for Success
Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ONLINE
Friday, April 17, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. ONLINE
Americans love tomatoes – whether that first bite of a BLT, a bowl of cool gazpacho or cherry tomatoes picked off the plant and popped into your mouth – and tomatoes are the second most consumed vegetable in the world! Learn everything you need to know to grow exceptional tomatoes: understand the many varieties, select those that suit your needs, prepare your garden, plant and nurture your plants, and harvest tasty tomatoes of your own this summer.
Safely Enjoy the Outdoors Despite Mosquitoes and Ticks
Monday, April 20, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ONLINE
As we welcome warmer weather, it’s time to prepare for the return of mosquitoes and ticks. Learn how to identify and control mosquitoes and ticks in a safe and effective manner – without the use of chemicals that kill beneficial insects. Participants will be able to submit questions via chat or by email.
The Art of Composting: How to Make Your Own Black Gold
Friday, April 24, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. ONLINE
Turn yard clippings, kitchen waste and excess paper into black gold for your garden! Extension Master Gardeners will show you how to start composting at home, what to put into a compost pile, how to easily maintain the pile so that the materials break down properly, and how to apply the finished product to your own garden and lawn.
Outdoor Container Gardening: Basics and Beyond
Friday, May 1, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. ONLINE
Learn how to grow edible and ornamental plants in containers on your porch, deck, balcony or patio. This workshop will explore soil, containers, maintenance and selection of suitable plants.
Coronavirus Related Schedule Changes
OPERATING! – The Extension Master Gardener Help Desk is still answering emails! We welcome your garden-related questions, including those related to plant and insect identification. The Help Desk email account is reviewed 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.(noon). Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CANCELLED – Organic Vegetable Garden Open House
Saturday, May 2, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CANCELLED – Glencarlyn Library Garden Spring Celebration and Plant Sale
Sunday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Arlington Central Library Plant Clinic (located in the East Lobby of the Library, 1015 N. Quincy St);
- the Arlington Farmers Market Plant Clinic (N. 14th St. & N. Courthouse Rd) and
- the Beatley Library Plant Clinic (5005 Duke St, Alexandria)
POSTPONED – Healthy Food, Healthy Planet-Author Forum with Mark Winne and Walker Chapel MonarchFest – New date to be announced.
Sunday, May 3, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
POSTPONED – Information Night for Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program – New date to be announced.
Thursday, May 21, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
POSTPONED – The Wednesday Night Library Garden Talks
Arlington Central Library that run from March to September 2020.
1015 N. Quincy St, Arlington 22201.
Presented with the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)