Thursday, April 23, 2015

Busy Weekend Ahead...

Find Washington Gardener Magazine tabling at the following events this weekend:
  • Friday, April 24; 10am-1:00pm, Friends of the National Arboretum members only, then 1-4pm open to the public;
and Saturday, April 25, 9am-4pm.
FONA Garden Fair & Plant Sale
This annual spring gardening event features an extensive selection of unusual plants, garden supplies, books, art, family activities, and more. Get expert answers to your gardening questions from Arboretum staff. Sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum. Free admission. See for more information.

• Sunday, April 26, 12noon-3pm
Earth Day and Soils Celebration at OLD CITY Farm & Guild
Activities include environmentally friendly vendor booths (including  Washington Gardener Magazine), wreath-making with Butterkup Flowers, composting demonstration, beehive displays, local food vendors, and tasty beverages in the garden. Tour OCFG on your own; purchase soil, flowers, and other supplies for your gardening and farming projects. This is a family-friendly event and all are encouraged to attend. Registration is strongly encouraged (no ticket required for entry). They are asking guests to make a “pay what you want” contribution at this event. Details at

We'll also be stopping by this wonderful local event on Sunday morning to show our support:
• Saturday, April 25, 9am-6pm and Sunday, April 26, 8am-3pm
Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild
Held on the Monastery grounds at 1400 Quincy St, NE, Washington, DC. Come early for the best selection of herbs and vegetables, roses, annuals and perennials, shrubs and fruit trees, camellias, and azaleas and Monastery-grown plants. Local food and craft vendors will be there too.

BTW, here is another fast approaching deadline:

Help raise awareness of gardening and gardens in the Washington, DC region
To fund our outreach efforts, we are seeking to raise $25,000 in donations through Indiegogo -- please go to by May 1.


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