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Protecting Yourself From Ticks . . . Without Harming Pollinators

Protect yourself from ticks without destroying beneficial insects. Spraying pesticides to control ticks is ineffective because ticks reside primarily within leaf litter where the sprays cannot reach them, or they are brought in by animal hosts. The pesticides, however, are nonselective and will kill pollinators and other beneficial insects they come in contact with. There are much more effective ways to protect yourself, your family, and your pets and still enjoy the outdoors. Continue reading

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Revised April 2020 Public Education Events

VCE-MGNV Virtual Classroom public education events for April and May 2020 are online and open to all.

❦ Vegetable Garden Design for Success
❦ Tomato Love
❦ Safely Enjoy the Outdoors Despite Mosquitoes and Ticks
❦ The Art of Composting: How to Make Your Own Black Gold
❦ Outdoor Container Gardening: Basics and Beyond Continue reading

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Covid-19 Schedule Changes

Coronavirus Related Schedule Changes

VCE-MGNV Virtual Classroom public education events  are online and open to all. Archived  online presentations are available in the Master Gardener Virtual Classroom
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Mosquitoes and Ticks: Identification and Control

New class added to June schedule! Thursday, June 27, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Burke Branch Library 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria 22304 Learn the science of how best to control mosquitoes and ticks, and how to keep them away from … Continue reading

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