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April 2019 Public Education Events

April 2019 Public Education Classes are open to all, but space may be limited so be sure to register online. This month’s classes include:
*Small Space Gardening for Pollinators,
*Tomato Love,
*Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control and
*Grow Your Own Herbal Teas

Don’t miss these great special events!
*EarthFest
*Arlington Home Show & Garden
*Alexandria Earth Day: Climate Change – Take Action!
*City Nature Challenge 2019 at Simpson Park Garden and
*Organic Vegetable Garden Open House

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Audrey Faden, Master Gardener Emerita

Audrey Evans was born on a coffee farm outside the town of Nyeri in Kenya in 1941. She recalls the “small” 600-acre farm as a beautiful place, with steep hillsides, rivers, bush, and a view of Mt. Kenya. Her father, who went to Kenya from South Africa, started the farm in 1911. Her mother, his second wife, went to Kenya in the 1930s from England as a nurse and met her future husband when he was a patient in the Nairobi hospital where she worked. “He fell in love with her voice,” as the story goes.  Continue reading

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