Category Archives: Public Education

Gift Books for Gardeners

For many gardeners, reading about gardening is the next best thing to working in their garden or tending their containers. Below, in no particular order, are sources to consider if you are looking for a book for your favorite gardener this holiday season. 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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