Category Archives: Simpson Gardens

October 2019 Public Education Events

Summer may be over but there is still more to learn from the Master Gardeners!
Attend one of our classes and talks – Home Owner Associations (HOAs) and Condo Associations: Sustainable Solutions to Landscaping Headaches; Landscaping Techniques and Native Plants for Wet Sites; Preparing Your Garden for Winter, Garlic Growing & History, and Growing Microgreens & Sprouts.
Visit the Simpson Gardens for their monthly Tuesday Stroll.
Celebrate Urban Agriculture Month this October by attending special events from Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture and EcoAction Arlington.

Dont forget the Extenson Master Gardener Help Desk is open year round, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Continue reading

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Simpson Gardens Tuesday Strolls

Come to our monthly garden strolls at Simpson Demonstration Gardens. On the second Tuesday of each month of the growing season, 10 – 11:00 a.m., the Extension Master Gardener volunteers will be in the gardens to answer questions and provide information on sustainable gardening. Continue reading

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September 2019 Public Education Events

September 2019 Public Education Programs include the following classes:
• Garden Talk – Good Gardens All Start With Good Soil
• Fall Lawn Care and Turf Alternatives
• Permaculture Ideas for Small Urban Yards
• Landscaping Techniques and Native Plants for Wet Sites

Special Events include:
•Simpson Gardens Stroll
•Wednesday Central Library Garden Talks with AFAC;
•Organic Vegetable Garden Pepper Fest!
•Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Autumnfest
•Simpson Park Gardens Fall Open House.

Don’t forget to check out our Plant Clinics as well! Continue reading

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July 2019 Public Education Events

July 2019 Public Education Classes include: Herbs for Flavor, Fragrance, Health and Butterflies, Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control; Composting Basics, and Succulents for Small Spaces.

Check out our new Twilight Landscape Gardening series at the Fairlington Community Center!
• Native Plants of the Fairlington Community Center
• Easy Low-Cost Landscape Maintenance Techniques
• Small Space Vegetable Gardening

Don’t miss these great special events: Ask a Master Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden and the Simpson Garden Stroll. Continue reading

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