Category Archives: Intern Projects

Garden Myth Busters!

THE MYTH: Put gravel or rocks in the bottom of containers to improve drainage. Continue reading

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Growing Food in Winter

Have you seen the winter sowing/season extension display in the outdoor garden area at Fairlington Community Center (FCC)? . . . It illustrates how easy and effective growing plants outdoors in winter in Zone 7b can be, anywhere there is a small space and a bit of sun. Continue reading

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Balcony Gardening Intern Project

By Susan Wilhelm, Certified Master Gardener For their intern project, Sandy Burkholder and Marilyn Thomson (Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, Class of 2016) prepared an extensive exhibit for the 2017 Arlington Homeshow and Garden Expo (AHGE) that included a portable … Continue reading

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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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