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SHRUB: Vaccinium corymbosum (Northern) Highbush Blueberry

Vaccinium corymbosum (Northern) Highbush Blueberry Continue reading

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Neighborhood Champions Grow Stronger Communities

In 2016, Joan McIntyre, then a recently certified Master Gardener with the Arlington/Alexandria unit of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), had an idea for an innovative program. Many of her colleagues regularly shared gardening information with their neighbors on an informal basis, but she envisioned expanding the organization’s public education outreach through a more formalized collaboration of Neighborhood Champions.

These individuals would be Extension Master Gardeners (EMGs) who volunteered to share their horticultural knowledge through neighborhood listservs, newsletters, Facebook groups, or Nextdoor, the hyperlocal social networking service. They might also lead events and activities, such as garden open houses, presentations to civic associations, or community-wide gardening projects. Continue reading

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Four New Videos Added to MG Virtual Classroom

Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening and Fruit Trees and Berries for the Urban Landscape, Part II from our Public Ed Classes are now online. If you missed the live zoom presentations, here is your opportunity to watch online. Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora)
It produces tremendous amounts of seed, allowing it to escape from cultivation into fencerows and roadsides where It forms a dense tangle that can smother native vegetation. It is reported as invasive in the eastern half of the U. S., in Arlington and Alexandria, and in nearby national parks. Continue reading

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