September 2018 Public Education Programs include: Garden Talk – Partnering with Pollinators; 2 sessions of Fall Lawn Care; Small Space Gardening – Selecting Trees; 2 sessions of Composting – What to do with all those leaves?; and Native Grasses and Sedges for the Home Garden.
Special Events include: Simpson Gardens Tuesday Stroll; Wednesday Central Library Garden Talks with AFAC; the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Autumnfest; and the Simpson Gardens Fall Open House and 25th Anniversary Celebration.
Don’t forget to check out our Plant Clinics as well! Continue reading
Come to our free public education events in October 2017. Topics include Tour Our Gardens in Bon Air Park; Simpson Gardens Stroll; Tree Selection, Planting and Care; Composting and What To Do With All That Leaf and Yard Waste; Putting Your Garden To Bed; and Native Grasses and Sedges for the Home Garden.
Posted in Public Education Events
Tagged 2017 Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit, Brambles and Shrubs, composting, Fruit From Vines, Garlic, MGNV Sunny Garden, Native grasses and sedges, public education, Putting your garden to bed, Quarry Shade Garden, Simpson Gardens Stroll, Tree selection, Urban Agriculture
VCE Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (Alexandria/Arlington) have scheduled the following events in October 2015. We hope you will be able to share this information widely with your organizations, neighbors and friends. Continue reading
Posted in Event, Public Education
Tagged Alexandria, Arlington, composting, Master Gardener, microbes, Northern Virginia, nutrients, Simpson Gardens, VCE, VCE Urban Agriculture Symposium, Virginia Cooperative Extension
Written by the MGNV Organic Vegetable Demonstration Garden Master Gardeners, with special thanks to Debbie Siegel and Tom Laughlin. Five Things About Growing Tomatoes Are you growing tomatoes this year? Here are five things you should know about getting the best tomato … Continue reading
Posted in Community Gardens, Demonstration Gardens, Five Things You Didn't Know About..., MG in the Garden, Organic Vegetable, Public Education
Tagged beans, Black Krim Organic, blood meal, compost, composting, Demonstration Gardens, Food and Agriculture Organization, fruit, heirloom tomatoes, Homestead 24, Jasper tomatoes, legumes, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, MGNV, nutrients, organic matter, Organic Vegetable Garden, peas, Plants, rotating crops, seedlings, spring frost, tomatoes, vegetables, winter frost, winter leaching, winter rye
Written by Julie McGuire, Master Gardener To celebrate the 45th Earth Day on 22 April 2015, Julie shares some news about the International Year of Soils. In celebration of the 2015 International Year of Soils, MGNV presents you with some ‘punny’ … Continue reading
Posted in Community Gardens, MG in the Garden, Public Education
Tagged air space, biogeochemical process, compost, composting, ecosystem, FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, geological conditions, humus, International Year of Soils, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, MGNV, National Cooperative Soil Survey, nematodes, nitrogen, nitrogen cycle, open pore space, organic matter, osmosis, phosphorus, Plants, potassium, regions, solute flow, subsoil, subsurface, topsoil, Trees, UN, United Nations, water space