Healthy soil is alive with worms, soil bacteria, fungi, and other critters and microorganisms. Kids are invited to come brainstorm what critters live in the soil and then explore some soil samples from different places to see what they can find.
The Plant Clinic at the Fairlington Farmers Market is staffed by Extension Master Gardeners, who answer general gardening questions as well as questions about pests, diseases, and plant identification. They also provide free soil test kits on request. The Plant Clinic is located at the back of the Fairlington Community Center.
Come sample the many kinds of peppers we grow and tour the garden! Extension Master Gardeners will answer questions about growing peppers, tomatoes, and other beloved summer crops as well as how to get a Fall harvest. We’ll also cover topics such as composting, soil preparation, seed selection, and protecting crops from insects and animals.