Category Archives: Public Education Events

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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Mosquitoes and Ticks: Identification and Control

New class added to June schedule! Thursday, June 27, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Burke Branch Library 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria 22304 Learn the science of how best to control mosquitoes and ticks, and how to keep them away from … Continue reading

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Gardening for Pollinators – A Redesign of the Glencarlyn Pollinator Bed

Garden Talks in the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden

Learn from Extension Master Gardener interns how they designed and installed a trellis and selected native plants to serve as nectar and host plants for a variety of pollinators in the renovation of the Pollinator Bed at Glencarlyn Library Community Garden. Continue reading

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June 2019 Public Education Events

June 2019 Public Education Classes include: Gardening for Pollinators – A Redesign of the Glencarlyn Pollinator Bed; Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control; Welcoming Beautiful Butterflies, Moths and Other Critters; Ways to Get Rid of Weeds; and Succulents for Small Spaces.

Don’t miss these great special events: Sunny and Quarry Shade Gardens Open House; Ask a Master Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden; and the Simpson Garden Stroll.

And remember – plan NOW for Arlington County Fair Competitive Exhibits in August 2019! Continue reading

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May 2019 Public Education Events

May 2019 Public Education Classes are open to all, but space may be limited so be sure to register online. This month’s classes include:
*Container Gardening for Food, Fun and Beauty,
*Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control and
*Tips for Selecting Native Plants for Your Home Garden.

Don’t miss these great special events!
*Organic Vegetable Garden Open House,
*Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Spring Celebration and Plant Sale,
*Ask a Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden,
*Simpson Garden Stroll,
*Green Spring Garden Day and Big Plant Sale,
*Information Night for Fall 2019 Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program,
*Simpson Garden Family Night, and
*Open House for Sunny and Shade Demonstration Gardens.
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April 2019 Public Education Events

April 2019 Public Education Classes are open to all, but space may be limited so be sure to register online. This month’s classes include:
*Small Space Gardening for Pollinators,
*Tomato Love,
*Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control and
*Grow Your Own Herbal Teas

Don’t miss these great special events!
*EarthFest
*Arlington Home Show & Garden
*Alexandria Earth Day: Climate Change – Take Action!
*City Nature Challenge 2019 at Simpson Park Garden and
*Organic Vegetable Garden Open House

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