Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinics except for the Extension Master Gardener Help Desk are closed until further notice. Extension Master Gardeners are volunteering from home to make sure the Help Desk is open Monday-Friday. Please send all gardening questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org; volunteers are checking daily and responding in a timely manner. Good pictures are a necessity for the best possible answers.
Soil tests are available in a plastic box hanging outside of the gate to the Teaching Garden in the back of the Fairlington Community Center at 3308 South Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22206 as well as at Greenstreet Garden Center at 1721 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22302.
Plant clinics sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension are gearing up for the upcoming gardening season in Arlington and Alexandria; opening dates are listed below. All are staffed by VCE Master Gardeners, who answer general gardening questions as well as questions about pests and diseases and plant identification. They also provide free soil test kits on request.
Days, Times and Locations of the Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinics
Library Plant Clinics
March 25 – October 22, 2020
6:45 to 8:45 p.m. every Wednesday
Located in the East Lobby of Arlington Central Library,
1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA (Directions/Map)
March 17 – October 20, 2020
7:00 to 8:30p.m. on every second & fourth Tuesday
5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304 (Directions/Map)
Farmers Market Plant Clinics
March 25 – October 28, 2020
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday morning.
Located at N. 14th St. and N. Courthouse Rd. Arlington, VA (Directions/Map)
2020 Dates TBA
8:30 to 11:00 a.m. every Saturday morning
Located at East Oxford and Mt. Vernon Avenues, Alexandria, VA.(Directions/Map)
May 2 – September 26, 2020
7:30 to 9:30 a.m. every Saturday morning
Located at Market Square, 301 King Street, Alexandria VA (Directions/Map)
9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday year round
Located at the VCE office at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington.
The Help Desk can be reached by phone at 703-228-6414 or by email at email@example.com.