Saturday, April 1, 2017

2017 Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Symposium on April 1, 2017 in Middletown



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2017 Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Symposium
Date:  Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
NEW LOCATION:  Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Virginia
                              Carl and Emily Thompson Conference Center 
                               Located in the Corron Community Development Center Building

Thursday, March 9, 2017

VCE Vegetable Gardening Part 3: Free Public Education Program – Arlington, March 4, 2017

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
ARLINGTON COUNTY OFFICE

Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington VA 22206
Telephone 703-228-6400
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 4, 2017
 Contact:  Kirsten Buhls, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent (kbuhls@vt.edu)

Vegetable Gardening Part 3: Manage, Maintain
Tuesday, March 217-8:30 pmFairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, 22206, or……
Saturday, March 25, 10:30-noon, Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, 22206

Due to popular demand, we are offering this class twice!!

New gardeners learn how to manage and maintain a healthy garden in an eco-friendly way.  You will learn how to distinguish between those all-important beneficial insects vs. pests…...(hint: ladybug larvae look like tiny black and orange alligators).  Other topics include the importance of pollinators and other beneficial insects; crop rotation and intercropping to help control garden pests; how to identify diseases and weeds; and how to maximize harvests with space-saving techniques.

Free. Advance registration requested at mgnv.org. Questions, telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.
Questions? Telephone the VCE Horticulture Help Desk at 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

New Free Public Education Program on Growing Herbs and Plants From Your Grocery Store! – Alexandria, March 18, 2017

Herbs and Plants: From the Grocery Store to the Garden to the Kitchen!(note that class is offered twice)

Saturday, March 1811-12:30, Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria 22304, or
Monday, March 207-8:30 pm, Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St., Alexandria 22314


Do you have a taste for ginger and new potatoes? Do you use a lot of garlic and shallots? Now you can learn how to plant, grow and cook with the many vegetables and herbs you can buy at the grocery store.  This class will teach you the tips you need to shop the produce aisles of your grocery store to supplement your seed and plant purchases. Taught by our guest speaker, Sally Baker.

Free. Advance registration requested at mgnv.org. Questions, telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

PMG 2017 Spring Lecture Series – Albemarle – Charlottesville, March 16 – April 13, 2017