Gardening Talks 2021 -free and open to the public- February 22, 2021 Warm Season Turfgrasses Adam Nichols, Research Manager, Turfgrass & Weed Sciences, HRAREC We will focus on the different types of warm season turfgrasses that grow in Virginia Beach, how to get them established, what their growing requirements are, and how to maintain each of them. Zoom Link: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/89365867543
March 22, 2021 Urban Vegetable Gardening John Wilson, Farmer John of Capstone Creations in Virginia Beach This talk will discuss the importance of urban agriculture in our future including ways to improve your own garden fertility and harvesting over a longer period of time. Zoom Link: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/86513366130
April 19, 2021 Nonchemical and Organic Methods to Control Pests and Weeds Dave Lawson, Branch Manager, Landscape Supply of VA We will take a look at alternatives to synthetic pesticides including nonchemical and organic controls. We will learn if nonchemical methods are organic, what “organic” actually means, and what products may be available and how those products work. Zoom Link: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/85264796174
May 17, 2021 Tech-savvy Gardening Andrea Davis, VB VCE Extension Agent Gardeners use all kinds of tools and our digital world regularly offers new tools to acquire gardening information. There are many apps and online resources, but which ones are best? Learn more about reliable online gardening resources. Zoom Link: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/88473409314
August 16, 2021 Gardening Ergonomics Dr. Natalie Foret, PT, DPT, MTC, CMTPT Join Dr. Natalie Foret, for an educational seminar about gardening ergonomics. For all scenarios in the garden, she will discuss proper form and proper use of body mechanics to protect back, knees, hips, shoulders. In addition, she will review considerations on how to modify to improve ease with gardening and techniques for those who already have an issue or pain. Lastly Dr. Foret will make exercise recommendations for building a stronger core and stretches to improve mobility. Zoom Link: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/84714401552
October 18, 2021 Sex and the Single Flower Sherry Kern, VCE Virginia Beach Master Gardener
Have you seen a fig’s flowers? How can you tell the sex of a plant? How many trees are needed for red oaks to reproduce? Answers to these questions and more can be found as we take a look at both familiar and unfamiliar ways and interesting and weird ways that plants propagate their species. Zoom Link: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/82114346281
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