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5th St. Albemarle County Office Building

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1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Albemarle County building:

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March 2015

Master Gardener Monthly Meeting

March 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Layered plantings allow the gardener to use a variety of plants in a small space. From the ground plane of annuals, herbaceous perennials and bulbs into the middle layer of shrubs and the upper canopy of vines and trees, mixed borders follow nature's diverse design and provide a variety of habitats.

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Spring Garden Lecture Series: Spring into the Season — Better Veggies, Less Work

March 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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$8.00

This is our first date in our Spring Garden Lecture Series! Come see Barbara Pleasant, Author and Lecturer present: Spring into the Season – Better Veggies, Less Work Winter-weary gardeners head into spring with grand plans, but how will you…

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April 2015

Spring Garden Lecture Series: Gardening on the Edge – Latest Trends

April 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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This is our second date in our Spring Garden Lecture Series! Come listen to Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus, NC State University discuss: Gardening on The Edge - Latest Trends in Gardening Gardening is constantly changing, with new…

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Spring Garden Lecture Series: Spring into your Lawn

April 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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This is our third date in our Spring Garden Lecture Series! Join Dr. Mike Goatley, Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist, Virginia Tech as he discusses: "Spring" Into Your Lawn There are inherent challenges into having a great lawn in central Virginia…

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Spring Garden Lecture Series: Native Plants of Virginia – a Botanical Artist View

April 22, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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This is last event in our Spring Garden Lecture Series! Join Lara Call Gastinger, Botanical Artist and Illustrator as she discusses: Native Plants of Virginia from the Perspective of a Botanical Artist Learn about native flora in our area from botanical…

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May 2015

Master Gardener Monthly Meeting

May 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Ruth Douglas, local Master Naturalist - Lecture: The Decline of Insect Pollinators

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October 2015

Master Gardener Monthly Meeting

October 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Paul Westervelt, Horticulturist, Annual and Perennial Production Manager from Saunders Brothers, Inc -
"Perennials for Multiple Seasons"

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Master Gardener Program Information Session #2

October 23, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Passionate about Learning, Teaching, Volunteering, and Gardening? Become a Master Gardener! The application process for 2016 Master Gardener training program begins October and the Albemarle-Charlottesville Virginia Cooperative Extension invites you to join us for one of our fall information sessions!…

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January 2016

Test Spring Lecture Series #1 Talk about Plants

January 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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$8

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Test Spring Lecture Series #2 – Vegetables for the family

January 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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$8

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February 2016

Test Spring Lecture Series #4 – Save the best for Fall

February 2, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Master Gardener Monthly Meeting – February

February 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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"An Introduction to Water gardens" Josh Harris

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March 2016

Master Gardener Monthly Meeting – March

March 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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"Beyond Companion Planting – to include soil critters" Ben Kessler

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2016 Spring Lecture Series #1 – Bulbs as Companion Plants

March 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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The 1st of 4 in the 2016 series: Whether you intend to plant bulbs in a fresh new garden or add them to an already existing one, Brent and Becky Heath will have ideas for you. **Tickets available in event details**

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2016 Spring Lecture Series #2 – Composting Fundamentals for the Home Gardener

March 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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The 2nd of 4 in the 2016 series: An entertaining and “down to earth” exposition of the benefits of composting to soil health, as well as methods we can use to make good compost at home. **Tickets available in event details**

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2016 Spring Lecture Series #3 – Beauty, Integrity, Resilience: Can a Garden Have Everything?

March 31, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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The 3rd of 4 in the 2016 series: Can we make a difference to the environment by changing the way we approach design, plant choice, planting techniques, and maintenance regimes? Cole Burrell can tell you how. **Tickets available in event details**

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April 2016

2016 Spring Lecture Series #4 – Epic Tomatoes for Southeastern Gardens

April 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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The 4th of 4 in the 2016 series: Whether you grow tomatoes in a market garden or a single pot, this colorful workshop with Craig LeHoullier will lead you to delicious results. **Tickets available in event details**

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May 2016

Master Gardener Monthly Meeting – May

May 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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“Invasive Plants: Update and how YOU can help” - Ruth Douglas

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June 2016

Master Gardener Monthly Meeting – June

June 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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McIntire Botanical Garden Plans and Update – Helen Flamini

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October 2016

Fall Information Session #2

October 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Join us for the fall info sessions about enrolling for 2017. Master Gardener program enrollment for 2017 begins October 1 and the Virginia Cooperative Extension of Charlottesville and Albemarle County invites you to attend one of three information sessions on…

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February 2017

Master Gardener Monthly Meeting – February

February 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Come for a lecture on orchid growing basics and a workshop to learn to repot your tired-of-blooming or overgrown orchids.

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March 2017

2017 Spring Lecture Series #1: Into the Shade

March 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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$8.00

The first of four in the 2017 Series: Cathy Clary writes the “Garden Green” column for C-ville Weekly’s Abode magazine and is a regular contributor to Virginia Gardener.

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2017 Spring Lecture Series #2: Small-Space Garden Design: Squeezing It All In

March 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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The second of four in the 2017 Series: Small-Space Garden Design: Squeezing It All In. Using examples from area gardens, Kathy Jentz, editor and publisher of Washington Gardener Magazine, will illustrate basic design principles for maximizing garden space.

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How to become a Garden Docent

March 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Participants will learn techniques of “Environmental Interpretation”. The learner will become familiar with how to prepare and present a guided garden tour or walk; learn about site assessments and “opportunistic” sites for educating the untrained eye; function as a “Roving Interpreter”; and identify the functions of working at an “Information station.”

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2017 Spring Lecture Series #3: Grow You Own Three-Season Victory Garden

March 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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The third of four in the 2017 Series: Grow You Own Three-Season Victory Garden. Erin Clark is a horticulturist with Smithsonian Gardens at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

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April 2017

2017 Spring Lecture Series #4: No-Watering-Required Garden Design

April 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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The final lecture of the 2017 Series: A recipient of the Pennsylvania Nursery and Landscape Association’s ”Green Achiever” Award for advancing horticulture in Pennsylvania, Kirk Brown serves as President for the Garden Writers Association, and is a national lecturer on horticultural topics. He’ll share the latest techniques to bring your residential landscape into the Green Millennium.

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October 2017

Master Gardener Info Meeting #2

October 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Join us for the fall info meeting about enrolling for 2018!
Applications for the 2018 Charlottesville-Albemarle Training Class are due by December 1. To apply, just pick up an application packet at an Info Meeting, or download one from our website and mail it in by December 1.

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March 2018

2018 Spring Lecture Series #1: New Cultivars of Old Favorites

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Currently Professor Emeritus at NC State University, Dr. Werner has been involved in research on peaches and ornamental plant breeding and genetics since 1979.  The recipient of numerous recognitions, he was granted the Luther Burbank Award for extraordinary achievement in…

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2018 Spring Lecture Series #2: Bountiful Landscaping with Herbs, Flowers and Vegetables

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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$8.00

Barbara Pleasant is a public speaker and award-winning author of numerous gardening books, including her newest release, Homegrown Pantry.  She is a regular contributor to Mother Earth News, Mother Earth Living and other gardening publications and websites. For over 10 years, Barbara has…

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2018 Spring Lecture Series #3: Four Season Garden Design

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Berry-laden branches of Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red' deciduous holly Peggy M. Singlemann, Maymont’s Director of Park Operations and Horticulture, has designed, planted and maintained historic and specialty gardens at the 100-acre estate for over 30 years. She lectures throughout the…

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2018 Spring Lecture Series #4 – Protecting Your Garden from Deer: Plants and Props

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Beth Burrell is a featured educator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, writer for Virginia Gardener magazine and horticulturist for Cedarfield, a 97-acre retirement community in Henrico County. Beth and her husband have designed and planted nationally recognized gardens on their…

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August 2018

Master Gardener Monthly Meeting – August

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
5th St. Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Ext
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Featured Speaker:  Lonnie Murray Lecture: Protecting and Restoring Habitats in Your Landscapes to Protect Birds, Pollinators and Other Wildlife Come for a lecture on orchid growing basics and a workshop to learn to repot your tired-of-blooming or overgrown orchids. Lonnie…

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