Category: Classes & Programs

Connect with Your Inner Lorax: Become a Tree Steward

Connect with Your Inner Lorax: Become a Tree Steward

If you live in northern Virignia, here’s a fabulous opportunity to get the knowledge you need to be an impactful advocate  for the trees … The TreeStewards of Arlington and Alexandria are volunteers dedicated to improving the health of our urban trees through educational programs, tree planting and care, demonstrations and tree maintenance throughout the community. New [...]

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 [...]

Volunteer Stream Monitor Training

Volunteer Stream Monitor Training

If you are in the DC metro area, here is a great opportunity to connect with nature through this citizen science program in Arlington County this Saturday. Volunteer Stream Monitor Training Saturday, September 15th. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Location: Arlington. The exact location will be provided with your confirmation e-mail. Are you interested in [...]

Great Green Events in June

Great Green Events in June

June is a great month to head outdoors. Here is a guide to great green events happening this month. June is Great Outdoors Month Celebrate the occasion by taking advantage of all that our great city and nearby areas have to offer. From bike trails to farmers markets to parks and playgrounds, there are plenty [...]

Eco-Friendly Events in May

Eco-Friendly Events in May

Lots of great green ways to get involved. Check out this list of upcoming events, activities, and observances happening this month: Statewide Invasive Plant Removal Day Saturday, May 5 Join volunteers from across the state for the 4thannual state-wide invasive plant removal day. Alexandria is hosting three sites across the city at Chinquapin Park, Dora [...]

Connecting with Nature through Organized Soccer

Connecting with Nature through Organized Soccer

I recently wrote a column for Green and Simple about our family’s first foray into organized soccer. What was initially completely overwhelming with three kids having practice on three different afternoons and all with games on Saturday mornings, has turned into quite a positive experience, as I detail in Green and Simple: Does Soccer Count?  Not [...]

National Parks Week, Native Plant Sales, and More Earth Day Events

National Parks Week, Native Plant Sales, and More Earth Day Events

Lots of green green events happening this month in honor of Earth Day. From Native Plant Sales to National Parks Week, opportunities to get out and involved abound! National Parks Week April 21 – 29 The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation are teaming up to host National Park Week, during which you [...]

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