Thursday, June 30, 2016

Collection of How-to Gardening Videos

Check out this collection of how to gardening videos that have been specifically chosen for content.  From the website "Over 300 videos curated for accuracy and watchability. They'll teach you to garden, or inspire you to take your garden to the next level."

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Survey on Consumption of Local Fruits and Vegetables in Virginia

Dear Virginia Food Consumer:

You are invited to participate in a survey titled “SURVEY ON CONSUMPTION OF LOCAL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN VIRGINIA”. The purpose of this study is to collect data on demographics, consumer purchasing behaviors and perceptions related to local fruit and vegetable purchasing in Virginia. This study is being conducted by Dr. Venkat Mummalaneni from Virginia State University (VSU) College of Business, in cooperation with Dr. Theresa Nartea from VSU College of Agriculture & Virginia Cooperative Extension.

If you agree to participate in the study, you will complete an online survey that should take 10-15 minutes of your time. There is no time limit. The survey will remain open until June 30, 2016.  We also ask a special favor of you to share this survey participation email with your colleagues, friends, and family living within the Commonwealth of Virginia, even any social media promotion is welcome.  We just need to get as many food eating Virginians to fill out the survey as possible.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY:  At the end of the survey, participants will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a copy of the book: From Asparagus to Zucchini: A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce by the Fairshare CSA Coalition.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this survey, please contact Dr. Mummalaneni at; or Dr. Nartea at  Thank you in advance for your completion of this survey on or before June 30, 2016.

Friday, June 24, 2016

29th Annual Master Gardener College, Blacksburg, Virginia, June 24-27, Registration is OPEN!

29th Annual Master Gardener College, Blacksburg, VA, June 24-27; Early Registration is closed, but you can still register on site!

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Arlington/Alexandria EMG Events- June

VCE Master Gardeners of Arlington/Alexandria have a full schedule of events planned in June. 

Wednesdays in the Garden―June 22 and 29, 7 to 9 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington 22201. This series, taught by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and VCE Master Gardeners, is designed to teach gardening skills to a wide audience. Topics by date: June 22, Solar Cooking; June 29, Made in the Shade. Free. No registration required. To confirm topic and room number, check the Arlington Library Events Calendar at or call the library at 703-228-5990.

Monday, June 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m.—Mosquito Control: Gardening in the Time of Zika―Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria 22304. Learn how you can help reduce mosquito populations in your yard and protect yourself from biting insects. This program will cover mosquito lifecycle, effective and ineffective control tactics and the risks of using outdoor sprays and other chemical products. Free and open to the public. Advance registration requested at Questions, telephone 703-228-6414 or email