Monday, April 25, 2011

Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshop - May 4th

What:  Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshop

Presented by: George Mason University Sustainability Institute (MSI)

When: May 4th, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Where:  Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA. Room 113

Why: What are the benefits of creating your own organic vegetable garden?
    • Organic vegetable gardens are free from chemical pesticides and fertilizers, which helps to create less pollution.
    • Organic vegetable gardens yield fruit and vegetables with higher nutritional content.
    • Organic vegetable gardening is a great way to get your kids to eat more vegetables!
    • Organic gardening simply makes food taste better.
      The workshop will help participants learn basic gardening techniques for creating an at-home organic vegetable garden. The class will cover topics such as soil improvement and preparation through a variety of amendments. Attendees will learn how to prepare both in-ground and raised-bed gardens, as well as container gardens. Vegetable families, seed starting, crop rotation and soil amendments will also be discussed.

      Registration: Please visit

      Or, e-mail Danielle Wyman for registration inquiries.

      Cost: $20. Please bring cash at time of registration (exact  change requested).

      Instructor's Biography:

      Adria Bordas has a Master of Science in Plant Pathology from the University of California at Davis. She has been working on diverse programs that include pest detection and diagnosis of plant-insect problems, water quality and nutrient management, and invasive pest management. She also works with both residents and landscape and nursery industry professionals of Fairfax County. Adria is also responsible for two Master Gardener Volunteer programs, comprised of more than 400 volunteers; the Fairfax County Master Gardener Association; and the Green Spring Master Gardener volunteer programs. She lives in Burke with her partner and two rescued dogs-Coco and Pickles.

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