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Garden Basics: Fall Lawn Care and Great Lawn Alternatives

Trinity Episcopal Church 1118 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville

Lawns can help prevent wind and water erosion, control flooding, break down organic chemicals, cool the air, reduce noise, and sequester carbon. But they can also increase water consumption and pollute our air and waterways. Learn a sustainable approach to...

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Pollinator Gardening with Three Flowerpots

The Center at Belvedere 540 Belvedere Boulevard, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Growing native plants is one of the best ways to promote biodiversity and create healthy habitat for wildlife, including pollinators like the monarch butterfly, now in migration. Even if you live in an apartment or townhome that lacks a garden...

How to Become an Extension Master Gardener

Crozet Library 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA, United States

The Piedmont Master Gardeners and Virginia Cooperative Extension will host a free information meeting on how to take part in the 2024 training class for Extension Master Gardeners serving Charlottesville and Albemarle County. For more details, contact Nick Saylor, master...

How to Become an Extension Master Gardener

Gordon Avenue Library Meeting Room 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA, United States

The Piedmont Master Gardeners and Virginia Cooperative Extension will host a free information meeting on how to take part in the 2024 training class for Extension Master Gardeners serving Charlottesville and Albemarle County. For more details, contact Nick Saylor, master...

Garden Basics: Native Plant Propagation—Seed Saving and Winter Sowing

Trinity Episcopal Church 1118 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville

Growing native plants is vital to sustaining pollinators, birds, and small mammals. Seed saving and winter sowing can extend your budget and widen the selections available. Participants will learn about • seed collection and resources for buying native seed, •...

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How to Become an Extension Master Gardener

Northside Library Meeting Room 705 Rio Rd W, Charlottesville, VA, United States

The Piedmont Master Gardeners and Virginia Cooperative Extension will host a free information meeting on how to take part in the 2024 training class for Extension Master Gardeners serving Charlottesville and Albemarle County. For more details, contact Nick Saylor, master...

Garden Basics: Season Extenders in the Edible Garden

Trinity Episcopal Church 1118 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville

You can grow fresh produce all winter in Central Virginia with the use of season extender techniques. Participants will learn • How to use crop choice, garden layout, and row covers to extend the growing season • Where to go...

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Earthworms: Friend and Foe

The Center at Belvedere 540 Belvedere Boulevard, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Most gardeners view the presence of earthworms in their soil as a huge positive, but Dr. Linda K. Blum, a soil scientist in the University of Virginia’s Environmental Sciences Department and a Piedmont Master Gardener, will explain that earthworm activity...

PMG Speakers Bureau: How and Why to Grow Hedgerows (Sold Out)

The Center at Belvedere 540 Belvedere Boulevard, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Hedgerows—living fences made of trees and shrubs—support biodiverse populations of birds, mammals, and insects. Popularized in the United Kingdom, this technique for growing a living boundary can be put into practice in Central Virginia. In PMG’s next Speakers Bureau presentation...

Garden Basics: Starting Garden Plants from Seed

Trinity Episcopal Church 1118 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville

Starting flowers and vegetables indoors from seed is easy, inexpensive, and satisfying. But if you’re not familiar with seed-starting essentials, a lot can go wrong. Improve your success rate by learning basic seed-starting techniques. This workshop will include time for you to plant a few seeds to...

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