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Vegetable Gardening Resources for Mid-Atlantic Gardeners

Are you new to vegetable gardening in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania or other parts of the Mid-Atlantic region? Here are several free vegetable gardening resources from regional experts that might be of interest to you or someone you know.   Vegetable Gardening Practices to Protect the Chesapeake Bay and Waterways This useful, brief self-assessment from the…

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Gardening Events in Virginia in March

March is shaping up to be a busy month for gardening events in Virginia. Here’s a sampling of workshops, symposia and other gardening events being held across the Commonwealth. 8th Annual Gardening Symposium Leesburg, Va., March 18, 2017, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners, this popular annual gardening symposium…

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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,…

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Alonso Abugattas’ Native Plant Picks for Wildlife

Expert naturalist and environmental educator Alonso Abugattas recently spoke at the sold-out 13th Annual EcoSavvy Symposium at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Virginia. I asked Alonso to share some of his favorite native plants for attracting and supporting wildlife. Here’s his reply. Goldenrods (Solidago spp.) There are many different species of Goldenrods – 36 species…

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