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July 2018

Urban BMP Committee Meeting

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Lord Fairfax SWCD Urban BMP Committee will meet on July 9th at 12 pm at 722-B E Queen Street office in the conference room.

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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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In the Garden Series – Farmscaping & Native Pollinators

July 18 @ 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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Conservation Technical Committee Meeting

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: Strasburg Community Center (726 East Queen Street, Strasburg VA)

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In the Garden Series – Waterwise Gardening

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Strasburg Community Garden (295 Park Road, Strasburg, VA 22657) While we never know what mother nature has planned, chances are that you will need to do some watering in your garden during the hot months of July and August. This workshop will show you how to be efficient with the amount of time you spend and water you use. You’ll also learn watering methods that will help prevent disease and damage to your plants! Admission is FREE! There will be…

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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) Keeping up with your garden can get overwhelming in the summer months. With the hot weather and inconsistent rain, it’s hard to harvest the squash before it gets too big and the tomatoes before they crack. This workshop will show you how to effectively prune your plants, specifically your tomatoes! We will also show you tricks and different techniques on how to best harvest your produce! Admission is FREE! There…

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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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District Board Meeting

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Located in the Strasburg Community Center

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Education & Information Committee Meeting

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: Strasburg Community Center (726 East Queen Street, Strasburg VA)

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