Category Archives: Gardener Profiles

Continuing Tradition, Introducing Change: The Quarry Shade Garden

The new(ish) leadership of our Quarry Shade Demonstration Garden has reinvigorated the garden with more native plants. Continue reading

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Five things you don’t know about . . . Leslie Fillmore, Master Gardener Coordinator

Leslie Fillmore is proof you don’t have to be born with a trowel in your hand to become a Master Gardener. Her parents don’t garden and the closest she came to gardening growing up was spreading pine needles, a “prickly and hot” task she hated. Continue reading

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Meet Jolene Mafnas, the 2017 Summer Intern

Jolene Mafnas, our 2017 Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) summer intern, is a senior at William & Mary studying public health and environmental science policy. Jolene’s focus is sustainability. Last fall she began a William & Mary Dining Service sustainability internship. Jolene says her passion is sustainability, and as a sustainability intern, she has worked on a farm that grows food for the William & Mary Dining Services, helped manage the dining hall composting site, supported recycling, and promoted healthy eating. Continue reading

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About . . . Paula Kaufman, Master Gardener Coordinator, Virginia Cooperative Extension-Arlington-Alexandria

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia extend sincere thanks and wish happy trails to Paula, who resigned Feb. 27 after serving for MG Coordinator for nearly two years. Her last day at work is March 10, 2017, but she plans to … Continue reading

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About . . . Judy Funderburk

Master Gardener Judy Funderburk has just won Arlington County’s Bill Thomas Outstanding Park Service Volunteer for 2015, an honor richly deserved. You know Judy as a stalwart and universally beloved member of MGNV and an enthusiastic and indefatigable leader at the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden in South Arlington, where she gladly shares her vast knowledge about horticulture and plants. Continue reading

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About . . . Kirsten Conrad

Our occasional series on “five things you don’t know about…” covers all things gardening and DC area. This month, we highlight Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent, Kirsten Conrad.    

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