Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

Post date: Sep 12, 2014 8:34:30 PM

Saturday, October 4―Gardening With Spring Bulbs, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Alexandria. Spring bulbs can enhance your garden, but you may have wondered what to plant, which bulbs are less tasty to squirrels and other wildlife, how to select among the many options and how to store the bulbs until planting time. This program will address these and other questions. Advance registration is requested. Free. To register, call 703-228-6414 or e-mail

Tuesday, October 21―Home Composting With Leaf Litter, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Learn how to use all those autumn leaves to enrich and improve your garden soil. This program will provide basic instructions and information on how to start composting at home, what to put in a compost pile, how to maintain it so the materials break down properly, and how to make good use of finished compost. Advance registration is requested. Free. To register, call 703-228-6414 or e-mail

Thursday, October 23―Trees of Walter Reed, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th St. S., Arlington. Arlington County Extension Agent Kirsten Buhls and VCE Master Gardeners will briefly discuss tree selection for specific locations, followed by a tree walk to see the varieties of trees at the center. Advance registration is requested. Free. Presented for the Over 55 Senior Center at Walter Reed. To register, contact Marcia Kot, Senior Center Manager, at 703-228-0949 or email

Saturday, October 25―Fall Vegetable Gardening, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Learn how to extend the growing season with crops that can and should be grown in the fall. This program will also focus on putting the garden to bed, tool clean-up and planning for next year. Advance registration is requested. Free. To register, call 703-228-6414 or e-mail

Virginia Cooperative Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. VCE programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Jewel E. Hairston, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg.