Category Archives: Public Education

The Meyer Lemon as Houseplant

By Christa Watters, Certified Master Gardener Last fall I harvested five beautiful Meyer lemons from a potted dwarf lemon tree I had received as a Christmas present in 2015. Along with the plant came a handsome, generously large pot and … Continue reading

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Five things you may not know about  . . . bonsai

Compiled by Marsha Mercer, Certified Master Gardener In honor of World Bonsai Day on May 12, we looked into the history and art of bonsai. You may know the proper pronunciation is “bones-eye” or “bone-sigh,” but did you know the … Continue reading

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Alexandria Earth Day

Master Gardener Silvia Boada-Salom organized a contingent of MGNV volunteers to staff a table at this year’s Alexandria Earth Day celebration, held at Lenny Harris Memorial Fields at Braddock Park on Mt. Vernon Ave., on Saturday, April 29, from 10 … Continue reading

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Simpson Strolls

Learn about our wonderful Simpson Park Gardens! Join us at the Monthly stroll- we look forward to seeing your there.

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Dealing with Cold and Frost Damage to Landscape Plants

By Kirsten Conrad, Extension Agent Arlington County and City of Alexandria The late frost and cold that Northern Virginia has experienced over the past month has resulted in damaged leaves and flowers on plants that responded to the warm spells … Continue reading

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Spring is here and . . .

the Virginia Cooperative Extension office in Arlington is here with a host of services and programs to help you with all your landscape and gardening needs!! FREE Seeds for vegetables and flowers are available during office hours. “Take all you want, … Continue reading

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April Public Education Events

The following are free public education events for April 2017.  They are open to all! Printable Flyer – MGNV April 2017 Public Education Events Printable Flyer – Garden Talks at Arlington Central Library 2017 Sustainable Landscaping 3: Plant Selection, Design … Continue reading

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Gardening as Occupational Therapy

By Master Gardener Puja Gellerman Gardening, as a purposeful and meaningful activity, has been cited as far back as 1932 in Occupational Therapy literature (Wagenfeld & Atchison, 2014, p. 1). At that time, Occupational Therapists (OTs) worked primarily in hospitals … Continue reading

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March Public Education Events

Printable Flyer – MGNV March 2017 Public Education Events Printable Flyer – Garden Talks at Arlington Central Library 2017 Spring Lawn Care, You Can Do It!  (note that class is offered twice) Saturday, March 4, 10–11:30 am. Fairlington Community Center, … Continue reading

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New Free Public Education Series on Sustainable Landscaping

The MGNV Public Education Committee is proud to announce our new 5-part public education series on Sustainable Landscaping beginning February 11. Sign up for as many as you want; all workshops are FREE and held at: Fairlington Community Center, Room FC100 … Continue reading

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