Tag Archives: sustainability

Meet Jolene Mafnas, the 2017 Summer Intern

By Susan Wilhelm, Certified Master Gardener Jolene Mafnas, our 2017 Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) summer intern, is a senior at William & Mary studying public health and environmental science policy. Jolene’s focus is sustainability. Last fall she began a William … Continue reading

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Designing the Sustainable Landscape

Saturday, November 14, Designing the Sustainable Landscape, 9 a.m. to noon, Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington 22206. Learn the best management practices of sustainable landscapes—using native plants, making the most of available water, building soil health and reducing maintenance. Arlington County VCE Agent Kirsten Conrad Buhls and Master Gardeners of Arlington and Alexandria will cover the basics of sustainable landscapes and answer questions about individual garden management challenges. Free and open to the public.Register at mgnv.org. Questions? Call 703-228-6414 or send an email to mgarlalex.org. Continue reading

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Public Education Class Creates an Online Manual of Sustainable Gardening Resources

Public Education Class Creates an Online Manual of Sustainable Gardening Resources with 70 Tried-and-True Plant Fact Sheets by Carol Rosen, Public Education Committee “Designing a Sustainable, Maintainable Yard,” the half-day program offered by Master Gardeners at Fairlington on October 19, was the … Continue reading

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New Class October 19 on Designing a Sustainable, Maintainable Yard

Join Master Gardeners on Saturday, October 19, 9AM to 1PM at Fairlington Community Center in Arlington to learn how a beautiful and environmentally friendly home landscape grows from a workable design–one that you can comfortably implement and maintain.

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MG Intern Display Boards: Making Your Yard Sustainable

“Environmental sustainability” is defined as the maintenance of factors and practices that contribute to the quality of the environment on a long-term basis. A sustainable yard protects and restores the productive soil, clean water and healthy plants that are essential … Continue reading

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