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Reducing Stormwater Runoff: Great Ideas

Hats off to Arlington County, Va., for encouraging more property owners to reduce stormwater runoff. Through the innovative StormwaterWise Landscape program, property owners receive matching grants when they take actions that significantly reduce runoff flowing over their land. Why is this important? Stormwater carries pollutants to our local streams, like lawn chemicals, fertilizers, antifreeze, oil,…

Arlington Garden Tool Lending Library, Photo Credit Arlington Library

Arlington Garden Tool Lending Library Grows Fans

The Arlington Garden Tool Lending Library offers residents temporary use of nearly 150 gardening tools. What a brilliant idea! I passed the program during a recent visit to Central Library, the main branch of the library system in Arlington, Virginia. Housed inside “The Shed” located in a library courtyard, the program offers planting and digging…