Category Archives: Public Education Events

March 2019 Public Education Events

March 2019 Public Education Events are open to all, but space may be limited so be sure to register online.
This month’s offerings include:
*Plot Against Hunger Spring Garden Kick-Off: Growing Food for Our Neighbors in Need;
*Spring Lawn Care and Turf Alternatives;
*Wintertime Woody Plant Pruning (limited space, please register in advance);
*Native Plants for Shade Gardens
*Small Space Gardening Techniques; and
*Small Space Gardening for Pollinators

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February 2019 Public Education Events

The February 2019 Public Education Events are open to all, but space may be limited so be sure to register online.
This month’s offerings include
▻Microgreens: What Are They, Why They Are So Fabulous, and How to Grow Them
▻Sustainable Landscaping: Water Conservation
▻Sustainable Landscaping: Selecting Native Plants
▻Urban Agriculture – Grow What You Eat: Starting Your Own Vegetable Garden
▻Plot Against Hunger Spring Garden Kick-Off: Growing Food for Our Neighbors in Need
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January 2019 Public Education Events

The January 2019 Public Education Events are open to all, but space may be limited so be sure to register online.
This month’s offerings include Sustainable Landscaping classes on Design Basics and Building Soil Health and Urban Agriculture classes on Selecting & Starting Seeds, and Grow Lights Show and Tell. Continue reading

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November/December 2018 Public Education Events

Get ready for the coming seasons with Extension Master Gardeners!
Register for these classes in November & December – Microgreens: What Are They, Why They Are So Fabulous, and How to Grow Them; Putting Your Garden to Bed; Gardening to Attract Wildlife in a Yard of Any Size and The Edible Oasis: Permaculture Ideas for Small Urban Yards.

The Extension Master Gardener Help Desk is open year round, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Continue reading

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October 2018 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 – Native Shrubs for the Home Garden; Putting Your Garden to Bed; and Growing Season Extension and Winter Sowing (the last Wednesday Library Talk).

Be sure to join us at one of these special events:
The 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Urban Agriculture Symposium on Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Registration is open NOW!
The MG Demonstration Sunny and Quarry Shade Gardens Open House on Oct. 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

The Wednesday evening Library Plant Clinics end Oct. 14 but the Master Gardener Horticultural Help Desk is open year round, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Continue reading

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September 2018 Public Education Events

September 2018 Public Education Programs include: Garden Talk – Partnering with Pollinators; 2 sessions of Fall Lawn Care; Small Space Gardening – Selecting Trees; 2 sessions of Composting – What to do with all those leaves?; and Native Grasses and Sedges for the Home Garden.

Special Events include: Simpson Gardens Tuesday Stroll; Wednesday Central Library Garden Talks with AFAC; the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Autumnfest; and the Simpson Gardens Fall Open House and 25th Anniversary Celebration.

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

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