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Posted on: January 26, 2023

VCE Loudoun 4-H Youth Engage with State Leaders at “4-H Day at the Capitol”

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On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, Loudoun 4-H members traveled to Richmond, VA for 4-H Day at the Capitol, where they participated in a Town Hall, took part in the State 4-H Rally, and learned about civic engagement. These events emphasized the imp...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

VCE Loudoun Master Gardeners Present: Native Plants vs. Cultivars: Which to Choose?

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As native plants become more popular, many cultivars are being offered in the marketplace. But do these cultivars still benefit pollinators and wildlife, or are they just decorative items in the landscape? Learn about the results of several trials that ha...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

VCE Loudoun Offers Sustainable Gardening Workshop in Spanish

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Plant Nova Natives, in partnership with VCE Loudoun, is offering a free workshop for Spanish-speakers interested in sustainable gardening and landscaping. This program is offered in Spanish and is designed for landscaping and gardening professionals.&...

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

VCE Loudoun Master Gardeners Present: Hard to See, but the Spotted Lanternfly is Still Here

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The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is still a threat, even despite the chill of winter. Knowing the SLF life cycle and understanding 200 Growing Degree Days (GDD) helps us determine how to proactively target the SLF. At this virtual event, we will train our eye...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

VCE Loudoun Graduates Seventeen Volunteers into Master Gardener Program

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VCE Loudoun is proud to announce seventeen new graduates into the Extension Master Gardener program. The graduates completed over 65 hours of instruction and 75 hours of their internship learning about best practices in horticulture. They join a county-wi...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

VCE Loudoun 4-H Teaches Students about Life Sciences with Embryology & Poultry Production Programs

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Virginia Cooperative Extension - Loudoun (VCE Loudoun) 4-H celebrates a banner year for its Embryology Program, an annual program that provides first-time agricultural experiences to youth who are far removed from the sources of the food they eat. Through...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Loudoun to Host Agricultural Technology Field Day November 16

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Virginia Cooperative Extension - Loudoun (VCE Loudoun), along with its partners, will host an Agricultural Technology Field Day Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Middleburg Agricultural Research & Extension (MARE) Center, 552...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Apply to be a VCE Loudoun Master Gardener Volunteer

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Are you interested in becoming a VCE Loudoun Master Gardener? VCE Loudoun Master Gardeners (MGs) are accepting applications for the 2023 cohort of volunteer educators.

Working with Loudoun County communities, the VCE Loudoun Master Gardeners’ mis...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

VCE Loudoun Presents: Blue Ridge Intro to Whole Farm Planning

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The Blue Ridge Intro to Whole Farm Planning course introduces beginning and exploring farmers to the whole farm planning process. Over six weeks, extension agents and guest presenters address key concepts and examples that provide the framework and inspir...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

VCE Loudoun Master Gardeners Present: The Right Tree for the Right Place

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Choosing a tree is a long-term investment in a landscape, and one of the most ecologically significant choices one can make either in the home garden or in an ecological restoration project. Matt Bright will discuss native tree species that are robust and...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

VCE Loudoun Opens Registration for Reduced-Cost Water Testing

Water Testing

Are you interested in testing your well, cistern, or spring to find out what’s in your water? VCE Loudoun, in partnership with the Virginia Household Water Quality Program, provides an affordable way to test your water quality through their Fall & Spr...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

VCE Loudoun Master Gardener Information Meeting – September 22

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Are you interested in becoming a VCE Loudoun Master Gardener?

VCE Loudoun Master Gardeners are hosting their annual Information Meeting in September in anticipation of opening their application portal. VCE Loudoun Master Gardeners are trained volunteer edu...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Spotted Lanternfly Found in Loudoun; Residents Encouraged to Help Slow Its Spread

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Loudoun County officials say the invasive species of insect known as the spotted lanternfly has been found in Loudoun County, signaling a new stage in efforts to slow the spread of the pest that can damage agricultural crops and more than 100 other plants...

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