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Sun., Sept 15th: Taste and Tour at Organic Vegetable Garden

Sun., Sept. 15th, 1:30 to 3:30pm Potomac Overlook Regional Park 2845 N. Marcey Road Arlington, VA  22207 Taste the bounty of the Organic Vegetable Demonstration Garden and talk with Master Gardeners about organic vegetable gardening during their annual Taste and Tour. … Continue reading

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Sunny Demonstration Garden at Bon Air Park

by Elaine Mills, Master Gardener Plans for a demonstration garden featuring sun-loving perennials took shape in 1990 when Lyle Priddy, a member of the Master Gardener class of 1989, agreed to be the coordinator.  Although several sites for the garden … Continue reading

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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf : Paradise Lot

In Paradise Lot, two self-described plant geeks, Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates, tell the charming story of their efforts to build a backyard food forest in the city using permaculture practices which had been implemented successfully in Europe and the tropics.  They begin with the purchase of a duplex in Holyoke, MA, surrounded by a 1/10th-acre lot of weedy, rubble-filled, compacted soil, and a plan to develop an integrated agro-ecosystem of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous perennials producing food in every layer. Continue reading

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Tancil Court, “I Can Shine Garden”

“I Can Shine Garden” teaches children to grow vegetables By Alice Reid Thanks to a hard-working group of children and more than a dozen volunteers, we’ve had a productive and fun spring at the “I Can Shine Garden” at Tancil Court … Continue reading

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