Grow Anywhere Gardening Expo on Urban Gardening

“Grow Anywhere” Gardening Expo Comes to Silver Spring

If you live near Silver Spring, MD, check out Gardening Expo on Saturday April 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring. Hosted by The Urban Gardening initiative of the Montgomery County Master Gardeners, the event theme “Grow Anywhere” emphasizes how local…

Your Backyard

“The Woods in Your Backyard” Guide Second Edition Now Available

First published in 2006, “The Woods in Your Backyard: Learning to Create and Enhance Natural Areas Around Your Home,” is a guide written for educators and owners of 1 to 10 acres of wooded or unmowed natural areas. This publication is also geared to land owners who want to turn mowed areas into woodlands. Since…

Gardening Events Virginia

Native Plant Favorite: Serviceberry Tree

When we hear Serviceberry tree (Amelanchier), it’s easy to be reminded of the fantastic fall color of this beautiful native plant. Or, the attractive redish purple berries that birds devour might also come to mind. But in early April, there’s one attribute of these cherished native trees that can’t be ignored  – beautiful white fluffy…

Forest Landowners

New Online Course for Virginia Forest Landowners

New online course for Virginia Forest Landowners teaches basic management principles and techniques for both novice and veteran private forest landowners. Developed by Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Forrest Landowner Education Program in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment, the online course is intended to help private landowners become better stewards of their…