Tag: "Huntley Meadows Park"

National Day of Service: Where will you be?

National Day of Service: Where will you be?

Want to keep that fresh-start feeling that comes as you launch into a new year … the excitement of embarking on new adventures, striving to attain new goals,  living out carefully deliberated intentions, or jumpstarting the year with ideas that sprang up as quickly as the new year? For many, the novelty fades within the [...]

EVENT: Native Plant Seed Collection & Propagation

EVENT: Native Plant Seed Collection & Propagation

From our friends at the Virginia Native Plant Society Potowmack Chapter … Native Plant Seed Collection & Propagation: Techniques to Break Dormancy Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 pm Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA Seed dormancy is nature’s mechanism to keep seed viable until conditions become favorable for germination, seedling growth and survival. Seeds won’t germinate [...]

From Mini-Farm Preschool to Traditional Kindergarten

From Mini-Farm Preschool to Traditional Kindergarten

A version of this story originally appeared in my Green and Simple column on the Old Town Alexandria Patch. Last week the youngest in our clan graduated from preschool, and I find myself feeling conflicted about the transition ahead. Our son has been at this school for his entire preschool life and has been pretty content for the [...]

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