Category Archives: Public Education

New Native Bee Habitat in the Teaching Garden 

Local Girl Scout Julia Wine takes on habitat loss affecting solitary bees by build a bee box in the Master Gardeners Teaching Garden at the Fairlington Community Center – and wins a Girls Scout Gold Award in the process! Continue reading

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It’s National Pollinator Week!

And it’s Pollinator Week in Virginia, too! June 17-23, 2019

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MGNV has a YouTube Channel – All about Pollinators!

MGNV continues to expand our social media outreach, thanks to the leadership of two long time members of the Social Media Committee. We are taking advantage of National Pollinator Week to highlight our social media presence on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter … Continue reading

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Succulents for Small Spaces

Do you live in a small space?  Succulents are a perfect choice for your small space.
The variety of small succulents and their ability to survive in semi-arid environments with infrequent watering is what makes them a perfect choice for your small space. Continue reading

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75th Commemoration of D-Day

Saturday, June 1 – 11:00 a.m.-  4:00 p.m. – Visit the MGNV display at the City of Alexandria’s 9th Annual Commemoration of D-Day.
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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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