Category Archives: Public Education

City Nature Challenge 2019 – Calling All Gardeners!

By Amy Crumpton – Extension Master Gardener Is your cell phone a ubiquitous tool in your gardening efforts and education? Do you record spring ephemerals, leaf branching patterns, fleeting insects, roaming wildlife and indeterminate opportunistic flora? Then download iNaturalist to … Continue reading

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EarthFest

Wednesday, April 17, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arlington Mill Community Center 909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington 22204 EarthFest Enjoy a special Earth Day Festival to learn about compost, recycling, energy efficiency and much more. Play recycling games, learn how to compost … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Adapt! Climate Change: 2018 Notes from the Field

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia manage the Organic Vegetable Garden at Potomac Overlook Park in Arlington. Each year, this demonstration garden produces hundreds of pounds of produce which it donates to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. These Notes from the Field, compiled by Judy Johnson and Judy Salveson, highlight some of the challenges the garden faced in 2018 due to record-breaking weather. Continue reading

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I See Differently Now

By Alyssa Ford Morel, Certified Extension Master Gardener Nearly 20 years ago, I had a life-changing surgery. Since adolescence, my vision had become progressively more near-sighted, and by my early thirties, my uncorrected vision was 20/800. Contacts or glasses were … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Adapt! Climate Change – What’s a Gardener to Do?

What can we as gardeners do to adapt to climate change? While predictions about climate change and its impacts appear nothing short of apocalyptic, adapting to the changes to come will require a return to gardening fundamentals. Continue reading

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Instagram Posts: The Beauty Is in the Details

MGNV is on Social Media! – Have you seen our mystery plant posts on Facebook every Tuesday? This series, by Elaine Mills, Certified Extension Master Gardener, is now regularly posted in an expanded format on Instagram. Follow us at mgnvsocialmedia! Continue reading

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