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June 2018

On the Farm at Hedgebrook: Organic Gardening 101

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Hedgebrook Farms, 690 Shady Elm Rd Winchester, VA (follow signs to the Herd's Inn on the farm) After short presentations on organic gardening tips and techniques, we'll tour the award-winning organic community garden located at Hedgebrook and maintained by members of the Opequon Presbyterian Church. Learn how to replicate the garden's innovations, like the self-watering wicking bed shown here, and consult the experts on your own vegetable garden dilemmas. Read more about the “On the Farm” educational series and…

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Food Preservation Workshop

June 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: United Methodist Church (114 W. Washington St., Strasburg, VA 22657) Pre-registration is required for this event by June 20th. If you would like to register for this event, please contact: mawrigh@vt.edu Space is limited. " order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]

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July 2018

District Board Meeting

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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In the Garden Series – Insects: Good Guys & Bad Guys

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Strasburg Community Garden (295 Park Road, Strasburg, VA  22657) Did you know your garden is a battlefield? There are superheros working to protect your precious vegetables and fruits from the nefarious bad bugs of the home garden world. Discover this macro war zone of insects at the Strasburg Community Garden on Friday, July 13th at 6:30 pm. Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District staff will help you recognize which insects you want and don't want in your garden…

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Wednesday Workshop – Waterwise Gardening

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Pot Town Organics (181 W. King Street, Strasburg, VA)

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In the Garden Series – Farmscaping & Native Pollinators

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Strasburg Community Garden (295 Park Road, Strasburg, VA  22657) Tips, tricks and methods to turn your garden or farm into a haven for native pollinators and beneficial insects through farmscaping. Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District staff will showcase farmscaping practices used in their demonstration plot in the community garden and how easy it is to add these practices to your own garden space. Admission is FREE! There will be a children's program running concurrently with the adult…

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August 2018

In the Garden Series – Pruning & Harvesting Techniques

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Strasburg Community Garden (295 Park Road, Strasburg, VA  22657)

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On the Farm at Hedgebrook: Farm Animals 101

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Hedgebrook Farms, 690 Shady Elm Rd Winchester, VA (follow signs to the Herd's Inn on the farm) We'll watch a short documentary on farm animal welfare, followed by an extensive tour of Hedgebrook's animal facilities and opportunities to meet the animals. Get up close and personal with Jersey cows, heirloom sheep, peacocks and water buffaloes! Farmer Kitty Hockman-Nicholas will explain what the farm does to meet Animal Welfare Approved criteria, and why this certification is so important for the…

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Strasburg Community Garden – Harvest Celebration Festival

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Strasburg Community Garden @ The Strasburg Park

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September 2018

Wednesday Workshop – Seed Saving

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Pot Town Organics (181 W. King Street, Strasburg, VA)

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