Upcoming Events

  • By Susan Martin
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  • June 2020-Vol.6 No. 6
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Get Gardening
Virginia Cooperative Extension Webinar Series
Thursdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25
2:00-2:30 P.M.

Designed for beginner gardeners, this 13-part series of 30 minute lessons taught by professional staff of the Virginia Cooperative Extension is available to the public for FREE on Facebook Live. REGISTER here for upcoming live lessons. The series has covered topics such as Basics of Home Vegetable Gardening, Raised Bed Gardening, Successful Seeding and Transplanting, and Gardening for Wildlife. Past webinars are available for viewing through https://www.faceb…

Plant Pest & Problem Walks (on Zoom)
Montpelier in Partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension Service

Join extension agent Ashley Appling and Montpelier’s Curator of Horticulture, Allyson Whalley, who team up to explore common pests and diseases found in the landscape. Learn to diagnose problems, different methods of control, and the resources to help combat your landscape problems. Each class explores current seasonal pests and diseases. Zoom attendance is FREE.

Landscape Pest & Problem Walks
  • Wed June 17, 10 am – 12 pm
  • Thur July 16, 10 am – 12 pm
  • Thurs Aug 13, 10 am – 12 pm

Register by clicking this link and we’ll send you an invite to participate:


For more information, contact Ashley Appling at (540) 727-3435 or ashappling@vt.edu

Master Gardener College
Virginia Cooperative Extension

June 25-28, 2020

Master Gardener College will take place online year using ZOOM videoconferencing. This format presents a wonderful opportunity for Master Gardeners who have never attended this event at Virginia Tech’s campus in Blacksburg. Registration is $50, and of course there are no travel expenses. When you register for College, you have the option of attending sessions live AND watching recorded sessions later. Once all session recordings are posted, you will have access to 20+ sessions! Click here for more information and to register.

Ecology in the American Landscape: At Home With Nature
Co-sponsored by New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL),
American Horticultural Society (AHS), and Wild Ones – Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
June Webinars 

Developed by Larry Weaner, this live, interactive, national webinar series for home gardeners and educators will cover an eclectic variety of topics while generally emphasizing the importance of place-based ecological landscapes. One-hour sessions are $25; 30-minute-sessions are free.

Topics include:

Native Meadows: Let’s Get Real
The Self-Sufficient Landscape: Being Your Own Plant and Seed Source
Native Design, Planting Maintenance: Breaking the Rules
Foraged Flavors:More Than Just Edible
Living in the Wild: My Home Landscape
Conversations With an Owner-Operator Landscape Gardener
Five Easy Steps to Home Composting
Dealing With Weeds, Deer, and Other Garden Hurdles
How to Navigate Nature With Children

For dates, times, and to register, click here.

Blue Ridge PRISM (Partnership for Invasive Species Management)
Invasive Plant Workshops

Event planning needs to remain flexible in the face of Covid 19. The June PRISM events have been switched to a FREE videoconferencing format through ZOOM. Registration is still required. For events planned for dates after June 30, refer to the website for updated details. Fall workshops are $10.

Blandy Experimental Farm – Boyce
Wednesday October 7 (1:00 – 5:00pm)  –  REGISTER HERE

Ivy Creek Natural Area
Saturday June 20 (1:00 – 5:00pm)        – REGISTER HERE (ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCING)
Thursday October 22 (1:00 – 5:00pm)   – REGISTER HERE

Southeastern Plant Symposium at Home – Webinar
Hosted by the JC Raulston Arboretum and Juniper Level Botanic Garden
Friday, June 12 – 10:00 am–3:00 pm

We’ve revamped the schedule of our second annual Southeastern Plant Symposium and created an online version to help us and our participants slow the spread of COVID-19. Join us as we host the best of the best to talk about cutting-edge plants. Online via Zoom. Instructions will be provided by e-mail. Advance registration is required; cost $50. Please register online using our registration e-store.  Contact Chris Glenn at chris_glenn@ncsu.edu for more information about this symposium.

Conserving Bumblebees in Our Natural Areas
USDA Forest Service and Natural Areas Association Webinar
Tuesday, June 30
12:00 Noon EDT

Come learn what the Xerces Society is doing to help conserve the buzz in our meadows and natural areas by protecting bumble bees and what you can do to help. Included will be information about bumble bee ecology and life history, as well as ways to manage land and participate in community science projects that will help track and conserve our essential native pollinators. Presented by Rich Hatfield, Senior Conservation Biologist, Endangered Species Program, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

This webinar is free; see this link for more information and to register.


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