Category Archives: Public Education

Protecting Yourself From Ticks . . . Without Harming Pollinators

Protect yourself from ticks without destroying beneficial insects. Spraying pesticides to control ticks is ineffective because ticks reside primarily within leaf litter where the sprays cannot reach them, or they are brought in by animal hosts. The pesticides, however, are nonselective and will kill pollinators and other beneficial insects they come in contact with. There are much more effective ways to protect yourself, your family, and your pets and still enjoy the outdoors. Continue reading

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Protecting Yourself From Mosquitoes . . . Without Harming Pollinators

Protecting Yourself From Ticks . . . Without Harming Pollinators
Mosquitos in Northern Virginia can make our gardens uncomfortable places. How can we eradicate these pests without damaging the environment? Continue reading

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Covid-19 Schedule Changes

Coronavirus Related Schedule Changes

VCE-MGNV Virtual Classroom public education events  are online and open to all. Archived  online presentations are available in the Master Gardener Virtual Classroom
Register online at https://mgnv.org/events/ Continue reading

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Choking Hazard: English Ivy Removal Campaign

Choking Hazard: English Ivy Removal Campaign
A follow-up on our article on Invasive Plants: English Ivy from Monday.

Learn about the campaigned launched in 2012 by the Tree Stewards and Master Naturalist titled “Choking Hazard: English Ivy as a Threat to Virginia’s Trees.”
The purpose of the campaign is to educate residents about Hedera helix (English ivy), in particular the damage it causes and strategies for eradication. Continue reading

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