2022 Spring Garden Kickoff: Looking ahead to summer

May 21, 2022, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA
COVID cautions – Mask requested indoors and whenever within 6 feet of others. Auditorium has air purification systems.
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 9:45 am   Doors open – get your seat, and browse tables in Auditorium

10:15 am General Session in Auditorium

  • Matt de Ferranti, Arlington County Board – Food Security Council report
  • Libby Garvey, Arlington County Board – Regional urban agriculture initiatives
  • Marymount University Heat Island Project – Susan Agolini, Marymount University Assistant Professor
  • Panel – Growing with Climate Change
    • Native Plants – Trends and choices for our future conditions – Barbara Hoffheins, Master Naturalist
    • Insects – Effects of regional climate change, heat islands and microclimates – Don Weber, USDA Research Entomologist
    • Vegetables – Crops better suited to a warming, erratic climate – Kirsten Conrad, Agriculture Natural Resources Extension Agent for Arlington and Alexandria 
  • Arlington Public Library garden programing
  • Donating Your Garden Produce to Local Pantries – the Hows and Whys
  • Orientation for demonstrations, exhibits, tours and tables

11:15 am – 1 pm    Demonstrations, Exhibits, Tours and Tables

  • Garden Tool Swap
  • Free Seeds for Summer Planting
  • Volunteering:  Help with Gardening, Gleaning, and more!
  • Master Gardeners – Resources, Advice
  • Master Food Volunteers – Cooking with Garden Fresh Produce
  • School Gardens Initiative – Friends of Urban Agriculture and Master Gardeners
  • Native Plants – Resources, Advice – Plant NOVA Natives and Arlington Regional Master Naturalists
  • Library Plot Against Hunger Garden – exhibits
  • Library Garden-themed Project Giveaway – Library Outreach Truck