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Plot Against Hunger Spring Garden Kickoff

posted Feb 27, 2016, 9:51 PM by Andrew Nuckols   [ updated Mar 9, 2016, 7:52 PM ]

Saturday, March 19th, 9 am – 1 pm St. Andrew's Episcopal Church 4000 Lorcom Lane at Military Road Arlington, VA 22207 • Learn about AFAC’s Plot Against Hunger gardens in our area and how to start your own. • Attend presentations on seed starting and season extension, straw bale and “lasagna” gardening, irrigation and mulching, and body mechanics for gardeners. • Learn about best practices in growing vegetables in our region. • Special exhibits on irrigation with ollas, mushroom growing, herb kits, container & window gardening. • Learn about methods of water conservation & order rain barrels through the Northern Virginia Rain Barrel Program. • Presentation on composting and building compost bins (bins will be available for sale). • Special presentation by on-site beekeeper. • Cooking and tasting activities for children. • Free vegetable and herb seeds and fruit root stock for AFAC gardens. • Bonus: demonstration of pruning and grafting of apple trees in church orchard after presentations and tour of garden (weather permitting)