NEW! Registration deadline is now 8 p.m. the day before the class date.
To see our full schedule of events, including plant clinic schedules, demonstration garden events, and community programs, please click on Calendar of Events.
Learn how to manage and control garden critters affecting your vegetables, fruits, ornamentals, and lawn with Kirsten Conrad, the Agricultural Natural Resource Extension Agent for Arlington County and City of Alexandria. This is an informative and entertaining look at some of the science-based advice offered in the 2022 Pest Management Guide: Home Grounds and Animals published by the Virginia Cooperative Extension
Did you know that soil acidity – the pH of your soil – can affect the availability of soil nutrients to your plants? Did you know the basic elements needed for the health of the human body are the same ones that your vegetable plants need, too? Kirsten Conrad, Agriculture/Natural Resources Extension Agent for Arlington and the City of Alexandria, offers some easy lessons on how to achieve optimal conditions to maintain soil fertility for healthy plants. She also explains the soil nutrient analysis services available to you through Virginia Cooperative Extension that can help.
Fall is the ideal time to restore cool-season grass, the most common turfgrass grown on lawns in our area. Extension Master Gardener Joyce Hylton describes how to improve lawns and the underlying soil, and outlines steps for ensuring a beautiful weed-free lawn, with an emphasis on sustainable practices and minimizing the impact to our native pollinators and wildlife.
For information on whether the Fairlington Community Center is open or whether your program or class will take place or whether you should show up at the Help Desk, here are some resources to try:
- Arlington, VA Closings, Delays, and Cancellations
- Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation Inclement Weather Line (703-228-4715)
- Fairlington telephone number (703-228-6588)