Category Archives: Public Education

Organic Vegetable Garden Open House

Saturday, May 11, 10:00 – 11 a.m. Organic Vegetable Garden Potomac Overlook Regional Park 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington, 22207 Ask a Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden Have questions regarding growing vegetables in Northern Virginia? Come to the Organic … Continue reading

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Mosquito Control Begins with a Home Walk-Around

by Kirsten Conrad,  Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent, VCE We are already seeing calls for spraying to control mosquitoes on neighborhood social media sites. Before you think of spraying, check out these better options for controlling mosquitoes that will … Continue reading

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Arlington Home Show & Garden Expo

Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Kenmore Middle School 202 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington 22204 Arlington Home Show & Garden Expo Sustainable landscaping practices can have a positive impact on the health of your home garden and … Continue reading

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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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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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