Category Archives: Public Education

Zombie Fun Run – Oct. 20 at Bon Air Park

Did you miss the Sunny/Quarry Shade Garden Open House on the October 14?
You can still stop by to admire the gardens and visit with Extension Master Gardeners at the Zombie Fun Run on October 20 at Bon Air Park!  Continue reading

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2018 Arlington/Alexandria Urban Agriculture Symposium Reminder

From Virginia Cooperative Extension: Don’t forget to register for the 
2018 Arlington/Alexandria
Urban Agriculture Symposium! Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture, Agronomy, & Natural Resource Management Challenges in Brazil

Please join Virginia Cooperative Extension in welcoming Professor Celso Albuquerque from the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil.  Professor Albuquerque will talk about his work at the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina (UNISUL) in Urban Agriculture, Agronomy, and Natural Resource Management Challenges. Continue reading

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2018 Arlington/Alexandria Urban Agriculture Symposium

From Virginia Cooperative Extension: Registration is now open for the 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Urban Agriculture Symposium! Continue reading

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About . . . Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Arboretum

Anyone who visits Arlington National Cemetery (more than 4 million people do so every year) knows that America’s most hallowed ground, the final resting place of more than 400,000 service members, veterans and their spouses on 624 acres, is also a sanctuary for lovers of flowers and trees. Continue reading

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Nurture Your Soil to Grow Your Best Garden

Gardens with rich, dense and diverse plantings—not bare land—attract and provide food for these organisms. They, in turn, move through the soil, aerating, enriching and making it more porous and absorbent. Whatever your “crop”—perennials, annuals, vegetables or fruits—you can join the growing movement of “soil gardeners” who care for their soil in order to grow better, more successful gardens. Continue reading

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