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FOOD MATTERS! Tuesday, March 13th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Broadlands Community Center 43008 Waxpool Road, Broadlands “Back Yard Gardening for Fun, Health & Safe Food” GARDEN CONSTRUCTION & CULTIVATION Site Selection 1. Have fun growing your own vegetables 2. Teach your children basic “survival” skills in a world where our health and & food safety are at risk 3. The safest food will be the food you grow and bring to your table Workshop and Lecture Presented by: Loudoun County Master Gardeners and Virginia Farm Bureau Must RSVP by March 8th: Loudoun County Farm Bureau (540) 751-1111 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sat., Feb., 26th 2pm ~ 4pm Broadlands Nature Center 21907 Claiborne Parkway, Broadlands 20148 It's time to add an Intense Flavor and Aroma to your Home Cooking. Master Gardener Lucia Pull, Pres. Goose Creek Herb Guild, will share her expertise in growing and using of 6 culinary herbs. Learn how to grow, care and use culinary herbs in your garden or container. Hand Outs, Lavender and Fennel Cookies, Door Prizes Informational Video You May Be Interested To Watch For questions: Call Oya Simpson @ 703-724-8040
One of Virginia’s most valuable agricultural assets, the honeybee, continues to struggle. Disease problems, a syndrome called colony collapse disorder, and cold weather hit the state’s bee population hard again last winter. “This past year we’re probably seeing higher losses than the year before,” said Keith Tignor, state apiarist with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. “We’re still surveying, and it will be a few months before we know exact results. But informally we’re hearing of lots of bee losses.” Winter honeybee losses have averaged 31 percent over the past decade. Honeybees are extremely valuable, because they are all-purpose pollinators, helping boost production of numerous agricultural crops. Tignor estimated honeybees…