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Oct
31
8:30 AM08:30

Fall Gardening Workshop

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Fall Gardening Workshop

OCTOBER 31, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

VSU RANDOLPH FARM
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA

$20 per person.
Lunch is included.

For this workshop, participants will learn about:

• Plant nutrient management
• Urban soils and their management
• Growing of strawberries, caneberries and blueberries
• Best vegetable gardening practices
• Gardening of cool-season crops
• Season extension using low tunnels

The workshop will culminate in hands-on exercises at the Urban Agriculture Research Demonstration Site.

Presenters include:

Leonard Githinji

Mark Reiter

Jayesh Samtani

Chris Mullins

Ramon Arancibia

Greg Evanylo


If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Sustainable & Urban Agriculture Program office at mklein@vsu.edu or call (804) 524-5960 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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Aug
14
9:00 AM09:00

Sustainable Gardening Practices in High Tunnel Systems

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Sustainable Gardening Practices in High Tunnel Systems

AUGUST 14, 2018
9AM - 11:30AM

ACE Gardens
4247 Creighton Rd, Richmond, Virginia

AGENDA & PRESENTATIONS

9:00 AM
Registration & Welcome

9:30 AM

  • Principles of Sustainable Gardening, Dr. Leonard Githinji, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Sustainable and Urban Agriculture, Virginia State University


10:15 AM

  • High Tunnel Production, Dr. Reza Rafie, Professor and Extension Specialist, Horticulture, Virginia State University


11:00 AM

  • Environmental Control in High Tunnels, Chris Mullins, Extension Specialist, Greenhouse, Virginia State University

  • Tour of the Garden, Billie Brown, ACE Garden

THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

For more information, contact the VSU Virginia Cooperative Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources office  at (804) 524-5960 or email mklein@vsu.edu


Presentations

High Tunnels - Chris Mullins

Sustainable Gardening Practices - Leonard Githinji, Ph.D.

Ethnic (Niche Crops) with Market Potential - Reza Rafie, Ph.D.


If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact mklein@vsu.edu with the Cooperative Extension office, Agriculture & Natural Resources at VSU, or call (804) 524-5960  / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Gardening for Life: Backyard Orchards

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June 26 • 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Appomattox Regional Library

209 E. Cawson Street, Hopewell, VA

Join us for a three-part workshop series where you'll learn how to turn a small yard into a fruitful garden. This program will include classroom sessions and hands-on training/demonstrations. Classroom sessions will be held at Appomattox Regional Library, followed by the hands-on workshop at the Woodlawn Community Center, approximately 10 minutes from the library.

Workshops include:

  • Unlocking the Secret of Soils (June 12)
    Dr. Leonard Githinji, Virginia Cooperative Extension Specialist, Sustainable & Urban Agriculture, will share how to identify your yard's soil type and how to amend it to have beautiful and productive gardens.
  • Gardening in Small Spaces (June 19)
    If your yard gets full sun and you have access to a hose, you can grow more vegetables than you can probably eat. Join us to learn how to make the most of your space, which varieties do best in containers, and companion planting tips to keep maintenance to a minimum. We'll provide free containers and you'll take home some starter plants, too.
  • Backyard Orchards (June 26)
    Joel Koci, Virginia Cooperative Extension Associate Specialist, Urban Forestry, will share how apples, pears, plums, and blueberries can beautify your yard while providing fresh fruit. You'll learn which varieties do best in our soils and climate, which fruits need partners for pollination, and how to plant and prune your fruit trees to get them off to a good start.

Register for one or all three: http://www.cbf.org/events/virginia/gardening-for-life.html or contact Ann Jurczyk • ajurczyk@cbf.org • 804/258-1522

Weather permitting, hands-on activities will be held at Woodlawn Community Center 1100 Dinwiddie Avenue, Hopewell

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Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

Gardening for Life: Gardening in Small Spaces

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June 19 • 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Appomattox Regional Library

209 E. Cawson Street, Hopewell, VA

Join us for a three-part workshop series where you'll learn how to turn a small yard into a fruitful garden. This program will include classroom sessions and hands-on training/demonstrations. Classroom sessions will be held at Appomattox Regional Library, followed by the hands-on workshop at the Woodlawn Community Center, approximately 10 minutes from the library.

Workshops include:

  • Unlocking the Secret of Soils (June 12)
    Dr. Leonard Githinji, Virginia Cooperative Extension Specialist, Sustainable & Urban Agriculture, will share how to identify your yard's soil type and how to amend it to have beautiful and productive gardens.
  • Gardening in Small Spaces (June 19)
    If your yard gets full sun and you have access to a hose, you can grow more vegetables than you can probably eat. Join us to learn how to make the most of your space, which varieties do best in containers, and companion planting tips to keep maintenance to a minimum. We'll provide free containers and you'll take home some starter plants, too.
  • Backyard Orchards (June 26)
    Joel Koci, Virginia Cooperative Extension Associate Specialist, Urban Forestry, will share how apples, pears, plums, and blueberries can beautify your yard while providing fresh fruit. You'll learn which varieties do best in our soils and climate, which fruits need partners for pollination, and how to plant and prune your fruit trees to get them off to a good start.

Register for one or all three: http://www.cbf.org/events/virginia/gardening-for-life.html or contact Ann Jurczyk • ajurczyk@cbf.org • 804/258-1522

Weather permitting, hands-on activities will be held at Woodlawn Community Center 1100 Dinwiddie Avenue, Hopewell

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Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

Gardening for Life: Unlocking the Secrets of Soil

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June 12 • 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Appomattox Regional Library

209 E. Cawson Street, Hopewell, VA

Join us for a three-part workshop series where you'll learn how to turn a small yard into a fruitful garden. This program will include classroom sessions and hands-on training/demonstrations. Classroom sessions will be held at Appomattox Regional Library, followed by the hands-on workshop at the Woodlawn Community Center, approximately 10 minutes from the library.

Workshops include:

  • Unlocking the Secret of Soils (June 12)
    Dr. Leonard Githinji, Virginia Cooperative Extension Specialist, Sustainable & Urban Agriculture, will share how to identify your yard's soil type and how to amend it to have beautiful and productive gardens.
  • Gardening in Small Spaces (June 19)
    If your yard gets full sun and you have access to a hose, you can grow more vegetables than you can probably eat. Join us to learn how to make the most of your space, which varieties do best in containers, and companion planting tips to keep maintenance to a minimum. We'll provide free containers and you'll take home some starter plants, too.
  • Backyard Orchards (June 26)
    Joel Koci, Virginia Cooperative Extension Associate Specialist, Urban Forestry, will share how apples, pears, plums, and blueberries can beautify your yard while providing fresh fruit. You'll learn which varieties do best in our soils and climate, which fruits need partners for pollination, and how to plant and prune your fruit trees to get them off to a good start.

Register for one or all three: http://www.cbf.org/events/virginia/gardening-for-life.html or contact Ann Jurczyk • ajurczyk@cbf.org • 804/258-1522

Weather permitting, hands-on activities will be held at Woodlawn Community Center 1100 Dinwiddie Avenue, Hopewell

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May
17
9:00 AM09:00

Integrated Pest Management Field Day - POSTPONED

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DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

TRICYCLE
901 Bainbridge Street • Richmond, VA

Virginia State University and Tricycle invite you for a field day to discuss and learn more about Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices. The field day will include a tour and discussions of various IPM practices that are both ecologically and environmentally sustainable.

Integrated pest management (IPM) is a broad-based approach that integrates optimal practices for economic control of pests. It aims at suppressing pest populations below the economic injury level. Specific topics to be covered will include weed control practices, insect pest control strategies, and plant disease management.

Speakers: Dr. Leonard Githinji, Sustainable and Urban Agriculture Specialist at Virginia State University; Amy Wildermann, Urban Farm Manager, Tricycle; Dr. Doug Pfeiffer, Professor and Entomologist / IPM Specialist, Virginia Tech University; and Dr. Zelalem Mersha, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, Virginia State University

Lunch will be provided

For more information, contact VSU Agriculture & Natural Resources / Urban Agriculture program office at (804) 524-5960.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Agriculture & Natural Resources Program Extension office at mklein@vsu.edu or call (804) 524-5960 /TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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Nov
2
9:30 AM09:30

Urban Ag Field Day

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Urban Ag Field Day

November 2, 2017 | 9:30-11:30am

Growing Petersburg Garden Project
535 Beech Street, Petersburg, VA 23803

Urban agriculture helps to alleviate urban food deserts, make our food as “local” and fresh as possible and decrease the “food miles” associated with long-distance transportation. It provides a wide range of community benefits, including closer neighborhood ties, reduced crime, education and job training opportunities, and healthy food access for low-income residents.

Join us for a hands-on field day to talk about fall gardening!

REGISTER NOW: http://bit.ly/2gs3v4K

Speakers: Mike Jackson, President, Think, Then Choose Wisely; Dr. Leonard Githinji, Sustainable and Urban Agriculture Extension Specialist; and William Crutchfield, VSU Small Farm Outreach

THIS EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (804) 524-5960.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Agriculture & Natural Resources Program office at (804) 524-5960 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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