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    • Food Safety For School and Community Gardens 

      Boyer, Renee Raiden; Chapman, Benjamin (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2013-05-29)
      This document outlines the recommended agricultural practices for food safety in school and community gardens. Topics include food safety, site selection, pesticides and fertilizers, handwashing, water and irrigation, ...
    • Food Safety for School and Community Gardens: A Handbook for Beginning and Veteran Garden Organizers 

      Boyer, Renee Raiden; Chapman, Benjamin (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-08-31)
      Outlines recommended agricultural practices for food safety in school and community gardens. Topics include food safety, site selection, pesticides and fertilizers, handwashing, water and irrigation, composting, garden ...
    • How to Plan for and Plant Streamside Conservation Buffers with Native Fruit and Nut Trees and Woody Floral Shrubs 

      Trozzo, Katie; Munsell, John F.; Chamberlain, James L. (James Luther), 1956- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-08-30)
      Discusses riparian buffers that help deal with water runoff and erosion, and also discusses including native fruit and nut trees, to provide salable crops and products.
    • How to Plan for and Plant Streamside Conservation Buffers with Native Fruit and Nut Trees and Woody Floral Shrubs 

      Trozzo, Katie; Munsell, John F. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2013-09-04)
      One way to achieve both conservation and production in streamside zones is to choose tree and shrub species that provide useful and/or salable products. If riparian forest buffers are managed with food- and floral producing ...
    • Impatiens Downy Mildew 

      Hansen, Mary Ann; Bush, Elizabeth A.; Latimer, Joyce G.; Hong, Chuanxue (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2013-05-21)
      Landscape plantings of common garden impatiens(Impatiens walleriana) in many parts of Virginia and other eastern states were devastated by a new downy mildew. This publication reviews the symptoms and signs of impatiens ...
    • Improving Pest Management and Pollination with Farmscaping 

      O'Rourke, Megan; Philips, Chris; Kuhar, Thomas Patrick, 1969- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2019-08-30)
      Provides information about ways to naturally control agricultural and garden pests while increasing pollinators by including various species of flowers.
    • Intensive Gardening Methods 

      Niemiera, Alexander Xavier, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-11-05)
      Discusses requirements and advantages of several methods of intensive gardening.
    • Intensive Gardening Methods 

      Niemiera, Alexander Xavier, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      A good intensive garden requires early, thorough planning to make the best use of your time and space. Before planting, you must consider the interrelationships of plants, including their nutrient needs, shade tolerance, ...
    • Introduction to Cold-Hardy Tropicals for Virginia Landscapes 

      Saia, John; Seamone, Joseph W.; Zilberfarb, Susanne E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2010-05-11)
      There are thousands of species within the palm family, and three of these are known for their outstanding cold hardiness. Each of these palms is commonly reported to survive extremely cold temperatures especially in ...
    • Landscaping for Less in the Landfill 

      Relf, Diane (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      In this publication there are steps gardeners can take towards landscaping for less in the landfill. They are all effective ways of reducing the amount of solid waste in our landfills, thereby also reducing the amount, of ...
    • Landscaping for Less in the Landfill 

      Freeborn, John; Relf, Diane (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2017-06-01)
      Discusses landscape planning, reduction of yard waste sent to landfills, and using leaves, grass clippings and other plant materials to improve soil, yards and gardens.
    • Minimum Chemical Gardening 

      Relf, Diane (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2010-10-12)
      Proper soil preparation, careful plant selection, and good garden practices can be combined with biological and mechanical controls to reduce the need for chemical pesticides. This publication reviews these practices, ...
    • Patriotic Gardens: Bulbs for a Red, White, and Blue Spring Garden 

      Appleton, Bonnie Lee, 1948-2012; Maurer, Elizabeth; Latimer, Joyce G.; Close, David; DuBois, Leanne; Peck, Leslie; Scoggins, Holly Lynne, 1962- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2015-04-09)
      Virginia Cooperative Extension developed the America's Anniversary Garden in 2007 to help individuals, communities, and groups mark America's 400th anniversary with a signature garden planting. Although the commemoration ...
    • Patriotic Gardens: Developing A Statewide Corridor and Entrance Enhancement Program 

      DuBois, Leanne; Maurer, Elizabeth; Latimer, Joyce G.; Appleton, Bonnie Lee, 1948-2012; Close, David; Scoggins, Holly Lynne, 1962- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2015-07-23)
      Virginia Cooperative Extension developed the America's Anniversary Garden in 2007 to help individuals, communities, and groups mark America's 400th anniversary with a signature garden planting. Although the commemoration ...
    • Patriotic Gardens: How to Plant a Red, White, and Blue Garden 

      Maurer, Elizabeth; Appleton, Bonnie Lee, 1948-2012; Latimer, Joyce G.; DuBois, Leanne; Close, David; Scoggins, Holly Lynne, 1962- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2015-07-17)
      Virginia Cooperative Extension developed the America's Anniversary Garden in 2007 to help individuals, communities, and groups mark America's 400th anniversary with a signature garden planting. Although the commemoration ...
    • Patriotic Gardens: Red, White, and Blue in Fall and Winter Gardens 

      Appleton, Bonnie Lee, 1948-2012; Latimer, Joyce G.; Maurer, Elizabeth; Close, David; DuBois, Leanne (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2015-04-10)
      Virginia Cooperative Extension developed the America's Anniversary Garden in 2007 to help individuals, communities, and groups mark America's 400th anniversary with a signature garden planting. Although the commemoration ...
    • Planning the Flower Border 

      Relf, Diane; Ball, Elizabeth Carter (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      Much of the excitement of creating an herbaceous border lies in its great flexibility of design. In form, placement, and selection of plants, the contemporary border follows few rigid rules and allows fullest expression ...
    • Plant America's Anniversary Garden 

      Maurer, Elizabeth; Appleton, Bonnie Lee, 1948-2012; Latimer, Joyce G.; DuBois, Leanne; Close, David; Scoggins, Holly Lynne, 1962- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) has developed the America's Anniversary Garden to help individuals, communities, and groups mark America's 400th Anniversary with a signature garden planting. The signature gardens will ...
    • Plant Injury From Herbicide Residue 

      Derr, Jeffrey Frank; Flessner, Michael; Bush, Elizabeth A.; Hansen, Mary Ann (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2016-08-22)
      This document examines injuries to plants caused by herbicide residues, in particular, those synthetic auxins that inhibit plant growth. These chemicals may persist in soil, grass clippings, straw, and green manures. Damage ...
    • Planting on Your Septic Drain Field 

      Day, Susan D.; Silva, Ellen (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2010-10-15)
      By following a few simple guidelines outlined in this publication, you will be able to answer the question, 'What should I plant over a septic system's leach field?'