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Native Plant Training Workshop

What is a native plant?
What are the benefits of native plants in our garden landscape?
How do non-natives and cultivars impact our environment?
How can I acquire native plants for my garden?


Native Plant Training Workshop
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED   FREE--Space is Limited

Various dates and locations (see below). 

This FREE workshop aims to develop volunteer community leaders who can positively impact the natural resources of Northern Virginia by teaching others about the benefits of native plants in the residential landscape.   Participants will be prepared to assist homeowners, garden clubs and the public at large with the identification of native plant species and help guide plant selection at retail establishments and community plant sales.

The target audience for this workshop are those who have a strong background in gardening/landscaping or naturalist activities but would like to learn more about the ecological benefits of native plants, which species are native to our region, and how to maintain them in the typical garden landscape. 

The workshop is free. Advanced training hours are available for Virginia Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists. Participants will receive a free copy of the new “Guide to Native Plants of Northern Virginia” that was developed by the partners of the Plant NoVA Natives Campaign*.


March 19, 2014, 7-8 pm at Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176
March 20, 2014, 7-8 pm at Green Acres Center, 440l Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22030  MARCH  20TH SESSION IS FILLED.  NO MORE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AS OF MARCH 10, 2014.
March 26, 2014, 7-8:30 pm at The Old Manassas Courthouse, 9246 Lee Street, Manassas, VA
March 27, 2014,7-8:30 pm at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22206

*The Plant NoVA Natives Campaign is a partnership between the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program, Virginia Department of Forestry, Virginia Native Plant Society, Audubon at Home, Nature By Design, Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Mason Sustainability Institute



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