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Fall schedule for Agriculture and Gardening programming.

posted Aug 31, 2011, 9:45 AM by Lilly Mancilla
SEPTEMBER

* September 10 Fall Lawn Care Arlington Central Library 1:00 -
3:00pm Public Education by Master Gardeners of Northern VA FREE for more
information and to pre-register call the VCE Horticulture Help Desk at 702
228 6414 contact by email at mgarlalex@vt.edu
* September 12 Fall Lawn Care Alexandria Duncan Library 7:00 -
9:00pm Public Education by Master Gardeners of Northern VA FREE for more
information and to pre-register call the VCE Horticulture Help Desk at 702
228 6414 or contact by email at <mailto:mgarlalex@vt.edu> mgarlalex@vt.edu
* September 16 Grow Eat Learn Workshop #2 "Patterns and Tools for
Success" a Brown bag Lunch workshop for building connections and
sustainability in the edible schoolyard and community gardens. Registration
at 8:30 Programs 9:15 am - 2:30 pm Major sponsors: Virginia Cooperative
Extension, Arlington Extension Leadership Council, Arlington Food
assistance Center, Alexandria Public Schools, Arlington Public Schools, NOVA
Outside, Arlingtonians for A Clean Environment, and Arlington County and
City of Alexandria Recreation and Parks Departments. Cost $5.00. Bring
your own lunch; coffee and drinks will be provided. 37 spaces: To
Pre-Register call the VCE VCE ANR Help Desk at 703 228 6414 or via email at
mgarlalex@vt.edu
* September 17 Canning Class Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S
Stafford Street, 12:00-4:00 Back by popular demand, come learn how to make
the most of the season's bounty by preserving ripe produce to enjoy in the
winter months. We'll be pickling mixed vegetables and canning apple sauce.
Everyone will get a jar of each to take home. Cost: $25. To register,
contact Jennifer Abel: <mailto:jabel@vt.edu> jabel@vt.edu.
* September 22 Capitol Region Invasive Pests Symposia: Starker E.
Wright, USDA Research Scientist will be guest speaker focusing on Brown
Marmorated Stink Bugs for this program that will feature shared reports from
regional natural resource professionals on invasive pest control efforts in
Northern VA. 10:00am - 1:00pm Fairlington Community Building Rm 118 For
more info or to pre-register call the VCE Help Desk at 703 228 6414 or Jack
Baggett, Dept. Environmental Services, Urban Forest Div. Fairfax County 703
324 5542 or email at john.baggett@fairfaxcounty.gov

* September 25 Autumnfest 10 am to 3 pm. Glen Carlyn Library
Demonstration Garden Located at the corner of S. Third and S. Kensington
Streets off Carlin Springs Road will be the site of Master Gardener led
tours and end of season celebration. The garden is home to several hundred
sun and shade perennials (many of which are native plants), over 35
varieties of trees, shrubs, and vines, many bulbs, herbs and medicinals, and
an exotics garden. For more info contact the VCE ANR Help Desk at
<mailto:mgarlalex@vt.edu> mgarlalex@vt.edu or by calling 703 228 6414

OCTOBER

* October 1 Open House at the Sunny and Shady Master Gardener
Demonstration Gardens- Bonair Park Wilson Blvd. at North Lexington Street
between Ballston and Seven Corners: 9-11 am Master Gardeners will be your
tour guides for today's demonstrations showcasing the fall season in the
Flower Garden. TWO distinct gardens in one location! Refreshments are
provided and attendance is open to the public and free of charge! No
registration required. For more info contact the VCE ANR Help Desk at
mgarlalex@vt.edu or by calling 703 228 6414
* October 1 Kick Off Event for Local Foods Local Chefs: Whole Foods
Market 2700 Wilson Blvd. 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Free. Meet Diane A Welland
author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Local For more information
and a complete list of participating restaurants go to
<http://www.arlingtonva.us/> www.Arlingtonva.us Keyword Local Foods
* October 2 Annual Taste and Tour of the Master Gardener Organic
Vegetable Demonstration Garden at Potomac Overlook Regional Park 1:30 - 3:30
2845 N Marcey Rd Arlington, VA 22207 (703) 528-5406 Marcy Rd. Arlington
VA. 222 Demonstrations on composting, structures to extend your season,
fall crops, and putting the garden to bed. For more info contact the
Horticulture Help Desk at 702 228 6414 or via email at mgarlalex@vt.edu
* October 5 Sustainable Urban Agriculture Lecture Series: Growing-
and Eating- the Superfoods Extension Agents Kirsten Buhls ANR, and Jennifer
Abel, FCS will share a program that will talk about how to grow and
prepare the food plants with the highest nutrition and anti-oxidant values
and making your space in the garden count for more. 6:30-8:30 at the
Arlington Central Library. For more info contact the Horticulture Help Desk
at 702 228 6414
* October 8 Composting Fall Leaves in Alexandria Fairlington
Community Center 10:00 am -12 noon A Master Gardeners of Northern VA led
program Free for more information and to pre-register contact the
Horticulture Help Desk at 703 228 6414 or via email at mgarlalex@vt.edu
* October 12 Composting Fall Leaves in Arlington Arlington Central
Library 6:30 - 8:30 A Master Gardeners of Northern VA led program Free
for more information and to pre-register contact the Horticulture Help Desk
at 703 228 6414 or via email at mgarlalex@vt.edu
* October 18 Building Communities Through Gardening: A workshop for
Community Organizations Interested in Community Garden Development
Fairlington Community Building 8:30 - 12:00 noon. Co sponsors: Virginia
Cooperative Extension and the Childhood Obesity Action Network. No Charge.
Pre-Registration is encouraged: For info contact the VCE ANR Help Desk at
<mailto:mgarlalex@vt.edu> mgarlalex@vt.edu or by calling 703 228 6414

* October 20 Urban Hen Keeping Sustainable Urban Agriculture Lecture
Series Speaker Pat Foresman author of City Chicks will talk about her
experiences assisting communities across Virginia with writing chicken
keeping ordinances. 7pm - 9 pm Rm 118 Fairlington Community Center
Sponsored jointly by VCE and the Arlington Egg Project For more information
or to pre-register, contact the VCE ANR Help Desk at mgarlalex@vt.edu or by
calling 703 228 6414 Autographed books will be available for purchase!

* October 22 Master Gardener Demonstration Garden Open house in the
Alexandria Simpson Gardens 426 East Monroe Avenue, Alexandria 2:30 to
4:30 p.m. Master Gardeners will guide visitors and offer workshops on garden
design and preparing your garden for the winter and spring. For more info
contact the VCE ANR Help Desk at mgarlalex@vt.edu or by calling 703 228
6414

NOVEMBER

* November 9 Feed Your Soil, Feed Yourself: How to Compost your yard
and kitchen wastes to increase your yield, make your plants and vegetables
more disease resistant, and improve the water retaining capacity of the soil
Fairlington Community Building 7:00 - 8:30 For more information or to
pre-register, contact the VCE ANR Help Desk at <mailto:mgarlalex@vt.edu>
mgarlalex@vt.edu or by calling 703 228 6414

* November 10 Sustainable Urban Agriculture Lecture Series Vertical
Wall Garden installation and Roof Top Vegetables. Some new ideas on space
saving, run off retaining, energy conserving, gardening practices for urban
dwellers. 7-9 Fairlington Community Center. For more information or to
pre-register, contact the VCE ANR Help Desk at mgarlalex@vt.edu or by
calling 703 228 6414

SAVE THE DATES SAVE THE DATES SAVE THE DATES

Kirsten Conrad Buhls

Agriculture Natural Resources Extension Agent

Virginia Cooperative Extension

3308 S Stafford St.

Arlington VA 22206

703 228 6423

kbuhls@vt.edu
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