Category Archives: Intern Projects

Creating Plant Signs for Simpson Gardens

A 2016 Master Gardener Intern Project By Susan Wilhelm, Certified Master Gardener   Kathryn Kellam and Susan Wilhelm (MGNV Class of 2016) created 25 new plant signs for the Simpson Demonstration Gardens in Alexandria as their intern project. Each sign … Continue reading

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Master Gardeners and the 4-H Junior Master Gardeners Program

Cultivating an interest in gardening – Volunteers welcome! by Susan Wilhem, Master Gardener Intern Basic gardening provides an exciting opportunity to help young people develop curiosity about and appreciation of gardening and the natural world.   In Arlington and Alexandria, 4-H … Continue reading

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Welcome, Master Gardener Class of 2016!

by Kirsten Conrad Buhls, Agriculture Natural Resource Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension The MG Intern class of 2016 is 28 strong.  All graduated with flying colors on November 15th in a ceremony that included the Mayor of Alexandria Allison Silberberg.  We are so … Continue reading

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Rejuvenating Beds in the Sunny Garden

by Mary Frase and Elaine Mills Our class project as members of the 2012 class involved rejuvenating two beds in the Sunny Demonstration Garden.  The project turned out to be considerably more complex than we initially anticipated and is still … Continue reading

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MG Intern Display Boards: Making Your Yard Sustainable

“Environmental sustainability” is defined as the maintenance of factors and practices that contribute to the quality of the environment on a long-term basis. A sustainable yard protects and restores the productive soil, clean water and healthy plants that are essential … Continue reading

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