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Gardens with rich, dense and diverse plantings—not bare land—attract and provide food for these organisms. They, in turn, move through the soil, aerating, enriching and making it more porous and absorbent. Whatever your “crop”—perennials, annuals, vegetables or fruits—you can join the growing movement of “soil gardeners” who care for their soil in order to grow better, more successful gardens. Continue reading
Book Review of Life in the Soil: A Guide for Naturalists and Gardeners by James B. Nardi. – Thanks to Master Naturalist Kathleen Luisa for sharing her article.
“This is one of the best, most thorough and most completely enjoyable books I’ve read on, well, dirt.” Continue reading
July 2018 Public Education Classes and Events include these classes: Good Gardens All Start with Good Soil; Twilight Home Gardening Series; Ticks and Mosquitos and Other Bloodsuckers; and Summer Garden Critter Controls.
Special Events include Simpson Gardens Tuesday Stroll, Saturday Morning in the Vegetable Garden, and Wednesday Library Garden Talks.
Don’t forget to check out our Plant Clinics as well! Continue reading
THE MYTH: Put gravel or rocks in the bottom of containers to improve drainage. Continue reading
The MGNV Public Education Committee is proud to announce our new 5-part public education series on Sustainable Landscaping beginning February 11. Sign up for as many as you want; all workshops are FREE and held at: Fairlington Community Center, Room FC100 … Continue reading