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Green Living Expo

When: April 26, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Mason Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

Learn how to green your home, apartment, community and lifestyle at the 5th Annual Green Living Expo, in partnership with the Mason Arlington Earth Week Community Fair. Featuring green vendors, seminars, a raffle, food sales, a DIY tent, and children’s activity zone. For more information: arlingtonenvironment.org

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Urban Agriculture: Vegetable Gardening 101

When: March 14, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Arlington Mills Center, 909 South Dinwiddie Street, Arlington,VA 22204, USA

Join VCE Master Gardener Volunteers and Agriculture Natural Resources Extension Agent Kirsten Buhls for FREE classes on vegetable gardening – from seed to plant.  You will leave with knowledge on how to grow your own vegetables throughout the seasons.  For more information or to register, contact the VCE Horticulture Help Desk (703-228-6414 or mgarlalex@gmail.com).

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Urban Agriculture: Vegetable Gardening 101

When: March 22, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

Join VCE Master Gardener Volunteers and Agriculture Natural Resources Extension Agent Kirsten Buhls for FREE classes on vegetable gardening – from seed to plant.  You will leave with knowledge on how to grow your own vegetables throughout the seasons.  For more information or to register, contact the VCE Horticulture Help Desk (703-228-6414 or mgarlalex@gmail.com).

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Homeowner Rain Garden Workshop

When: November 2, 2013 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Fairlington Community Center, 3308 South Stafford Street, Arlington,VA 22206, USA

Rain gardens, also known as bioretention areas, are attractive landscape features that allow rain water and snow melt to infiltrate into the ground.  A layer of mulch and plants intercept water running off streets, driveways, and rooftops, slowing its flow and removing pollutants before the water reaches local streams, the Occoquan River and the Potomac River, drinking water supplies for the region.   Come to [...]

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Native Seed Collection

When: October 5, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Lubber Run Park, North Columbus Street & 2nd Street North, Arlington,VA 22203, USA

Join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE) to collect tree seeds to be grown for restoration projects throughout the state. Sign-up at: ArlingtonEnvironment.org    

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Green Living Expo and Community Earth Week Fair

When: April 21, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: GMU Founders Hall, 3351 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington,VA 22226, USA

Learn how to green your home, apartment, community and lifestyle. Featuring green vendors, seminars, children’s activities, Operation Rain Barrel and more. Sponsored by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment and George Mason University.    

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Using Native Plants in your Garden

When: April 10, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Fairlington Community Center, 3308 South Stafford Street, Arlington,VA 22206, USA

One of the most important things homeowners can do to benefit the environment is to garden with more native plants! Come learn the benefits of native plants and native plant alternatives for common invasive plants.  Please register via phone or email below.    

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Growing Food in the City—Starting and Maintaining a Garden

When: March 23, 2013 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Fairlington Community Center, 3308 South Stafford Street, Arlington,VA 22206, USA

This mini workshop will go over principles of edible food production from seed starting and soil testing to space saving techniques and plant selection.  Please register via phone or email below.    

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Backyard Habitat and Conservation Landscaping

When: March 20, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

Learn how to beautify your yard and contribute to a healthier, more sustainable ecosystem. A panel of experts will talk about the steps each of us can take individually, and as a community, to create yards that help to sustain native plants and animals.    

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Beautiful Greens

When: March 14, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Fairlington Community Center, 3308 South Stafford Street, Arlington,VA 22206, USA

Virginia Tech Turf Management Specialist, Dr. Mike, will talk about best management practices for establishing, renovating and maintaining beautiful lawns in Northern Virginia.  Come early to pick up your soil test kit and get any questions about soil testing answered by Master Gardeners.  Please register via phone or email.    

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