Category Archives: Public Education

September 2019 Public Education Events

September 2019 Public Education Programs include the following classes:
• Garden Talk – Good Gardens All Start With Good Soil
• Fall Lawn Care and Turf Alternatives
• Permaculture Ideas for Small Urban Yards
• Landscaping Techniques and Native Plants for Wet Sites

Special Events include:
•Simpson Gardens Stroll
•Wednesday Central Library Garden Talks with AFAC;
•Organic Vegetable Garden Pepper Fest!
•Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Autumnfest
•Simpson Park Gardens Fall Open House.

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

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New Plant Clinic in Alexandria!

We are excited to announce the NEW Beatley Library Plant Clinic! If you live on the west side of Alexandria, you can now bring your plant questions to the library every other Tuesday evening and get help from our talented … Continue reading

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Insects Make My Food and . . .

Recent studies are documenting dramatic declines in the number and diversity of insects around the world. Entomologists, ecologists, and other scientists are expressing shock at the speed and scope of these losses, and they are pointing to these steep declines as a sign of broader ecosystem collapse. Continue reading

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Raised Bed and Container Gardening for Seniors

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (MGNV) is pairing with Arlington County’s Langston-Brown Community and Senior Center (LBCC), 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington, Virginia 22207 to assist seniors in planting and maintaining container gardens for vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Continue reading

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