Kelley Gaske wrote about her first MG College experience in the Central Rappahannock Area's Newsletter!! We are so glad she came and had such a wonderful time! I hope everyone had this much fun!!! Check it out: ... See MoreSee Less
John Jelesko, David Haak, and Lynn Resler set out on the Appalachian trail to study something we all avoid.... Poison Ivy. Did you know: Only one nanogram of urushiol oil is needed to cause a rash, and the oil can remain active on dead plants for up to five years. Want to learn more? Read the full article at: vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/07/070516-cals-poisinuvy.html... See MoreSee Less
Jim Snyder, CEO of Riverbend Nursery, LLC. worked with Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, to create LiveRoof Green Roofs. The roofs add so many benefits to the school system. The schools are working towards all being LEED Certified!
Read the article to find out how green this project is and how many significant environmental benefits it provides!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Montgomery County, MD (PRWEB) July 06, 2016 -- LiveRoof Green Roofs top Wilson Wims Elementary School, Wheaton High School, feature over 140,000 square feet of LiveRoof® as part of their LEED-certified schools program.
Through a partnership between the Nelson County Library and the Nelson Master Gardeners, Clover buds and current homeschooled preschoolers got the opportunity to learn at the Nelson Center’s demonstration garden. The Master Gardeners rented and read books they got from the library. Olivia Ellis showed a picture of a spiderwort to the clover buds and many were able to find them in the garden including Elijah, pictured in the first 3 photos. The preschoolers are very grateful for the hands on science curriculum, which is hard to come by in many home schooling programs. The Nelson County demonstration garden is open to all home schooled students every single day of the week! This is a wonderful program, which allows for educational opportunities for all ages and shows how community sharing and growing aids in the development of young minds.
Take a look at the hand painted, engaging Mailbox Information center at the Poquoson Learning Garden!
The Information Center consists of nine mailboxes that will be used to post information about the Garden and the Museum. Carol-Marie Kiernan hand painted each of the boxes with designs representative of the information that will be available inside. The temporary identification signs of the front of each box will be replaced with permanent signs in a few weeks. The Center consists of two rows of boxes. The boxes on the top row, left to right, will contain information on the: Poquoson Learning Garden, Raised Bed & Adaptive Gardening, Square Foot Gardening, Straw Bales, and the Poquoson Museum. The boxes on the bottom row, left to right, will contain information on: Native Plants, Cooperative Extension Information, Butterflies, Birds & Pollinators, and Bees. ... See MoreSee Less