Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • By Susan Martin
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  • June 2019-Vol.5 No.6
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  • 1 Comment

Virginia Cooperative Extension
Pond Management
Thursday, June 6, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Middleburg Agriculture Research and Extension Center
5527 Sullivan Mill Rd Middleburg, VA (map)

This free educational session will discuss water quality, weeds and weed management, fish population management and alternate uses of farm ponds.

For more information, contact Small Farm Outreach Program Agent Michael Carter, Sr. at (804) 481-1163 or mcarter@vsu.edu or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.

Through The Garden Gate:    The Wadley’s Garden
Hosted by Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards
Saturday, June 8, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
4922 Barn Field Road, Keswick

Take this opportunity to tour a local rural garden situated on a 20+ acre horse farm with magnificent views of the Southwest Mountains. Beginning with one existing tree, the garden now contains more than 50 varieties. The many trees are complemented by dwarf conifer beds, boxwoods, a shade garden and perennial plantings that integrate many types of herbaceous, tree, and intersectional hybrid (Itoh) peonies.

For more information, download a pdf of the 2019_TTGG_brochure. Admission is $5.

Garden Basics: Maintaining the Perennial Garden
Presented by Pat Chadwick, Piedmont Master Gardeners
Saturday, June 8, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church
1118 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville

There is no charge for attendance, but please reserve a place by sending your name to: info@piedmontmastergardeners.org

Blue Ridge PRISM
Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management
Monday, June 10, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Ivy Creek Natural Area, 1780 Earlysville Rd, Charlottesville
Class fee: $25

Using both classroom and outdoor instruction (weather permitting), this session will cover summer invasive plant identification and present the best practices for each invasive. There will also be an opportunity to identify plants, so bring samples of your mystery plants!
Register at Eventbrite or Facebook.

Virginia Native Plant Society, Jefferson Chapter
Native Plant Walk
Saturday, June 15, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Ivy Creek Natural Area, 1780 Earlysville Rd, Charlottesville

Meet by the kiosk near the parking lot. Free! All are welcome. No registration required.

The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen
3421 Wintergreen Dr., Roseland, VA
Phone: 434-325-8169
Email: info@twnf.org

 Hikes

Saturday, June 15
Saturday, June 22
Saturday, June 29
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join a Foundation Naturalist for an interpretive hike. Explore Wintergreen’s natural environment! These hikes are rated moderate. Nonmember fee is $8, members free. Meet at the Nature Foundation. Register at: https://www.twnf.org/nature-events/

The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen
Nature Journaling and Sketching Walk Workshop
Saturday, June 22, 1:00-3:00 p.m. 

Learn basic techniques for sketching and journaling in the wild. All supplies and camper stools provided.  Dress appropriately for the weather.  Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Payment is due at time of registration. $15/Member, $18/Non-Member.
Register at: https://www.twnf.org/nature-events/nature-journaling-and-sketching-walk-workshop-june-22-2019/

Heartflame Garden
Sunday, June 30, 1:00-6:00 p.m.
650 Sandy Bottom Road near Elkton Virginia, adjacent to Shenandoah National Park
Phone: (540) 298–8684
email: inanna@heartflamegarden.com

Heartflame Garden is a private garden and the home of Inanna and Gabriel Garretson.  It is a very special 3-season display garden with about 1.5 acres of cultivated gardens and another 5 acres of rolling hills and streams to explore. This is a wonderful time to see the garden on an open-to-the-public day.

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