Tag Archives: Virginia Cooperative Extension

Learn about Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training

Learn about Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training
Have you always wanted to be an Extension Master Gardener? Come and find out what it means to be an Extension Master Gardener volunteer. Continue reading

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About . . . The History of Master Gardeners

In 1971, before Master Gardeners were even a gleam in anyone’s eye, Washington State University assigned two extension agents to the Seattle and Tacoma metro areas. Their job: to help the public with their urban and commercial horticulture questions. And did they get questions! The overworked agents put on radio and TV gardening shows, but that only drew more people to the Extension offices. The agents brainstormed how to handle the crowds. How about recruiting and training volunteers to help backyard gardeners? Continue reading

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January 2017 Public Education Events

The following events are scheduled by VCE Master Gardeners in Arlington and Alexandria in January. Printable Flyer Microgreens: What Are They, Why They Are So Fabulous, and How to Grow Them Tuesday, January 10, 7 – 8 p.m. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 … Continue reading

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Welcome, Master Gardener Class of 2016!

by Kirsten Conrad Buhls, Agriculture Natural Resource Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension The MG Intern class of 2016 is 28 strong.  All graduated with flying colors on November 15th in a ceremony that included the Mayor of Alexandria Allison Silberberg.  We are so … Continue reading

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November 2016 Public Education Events

The following events are scheduled by VCE Master Gardeners in Arlington and Alexandria in November. Sunday, November 6, Fairlington Community Center Landscape Walk, 1 – 2:30 p.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22206. This program will provide a tour of … Continue reading

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October 2016 Public Education Events

Print Version: October Education Events Flyer Tuesday, Oct. 4, Simpson Gardens Stroll –  11 a.m. to noon, at 420 E. Monroe St., Alexandria 22301 (by the YMCA) VCE Master Gardeners who maintain the Simpson Park Demonstration Gardens will be in the garden to greet … Continue reading

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