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About michelledmccarthy

Expert researcher, editor and digital communications professional.

World Migratory Bird Day – May 9 and 10

Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener The migration of birds northward peaks in April and May, and we celebrate World Migratory Bird Day May 9 and 10. Initiated in 2006 and administered by the United Nations Environment Programme, it … Continue reading

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About . . .

We’re pleased to announce a new series, “five things you don’t know about…”  This occasional series will cover all things gardening and DC area related. Thank you to MGNV Marsha Mercer, who suggested the idea and has contributed our first “five … Continue reading

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2015: A Celebration of Soils

Written by Julie McGuire, Master Gardener To celebrate the 45th Earth Day on 22 April 2015, Julie shares some news about the International Year of Soils. In celebration of the 2015 International Year of Soils, MGNV presents you with some ‘punny’ … Continue reading

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Happy Poison Ivy Day!

With thanks to TreeStewards of Alexandria and Arlington (especially Steve Young, Rod Simmons, Fitz Flohr Reynolds, Jeff Hurley, Kathi  Mestayer) for this guest blog post. Today is National Poison Ivy Day! This second annual event is the best opportunity to celebrate poison ivy Toxicodendron … Continue reading

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