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For anyone located near the Coastal area of Virginia...Free bare root native tree and shrub seedlings will be given away to the community. Open to residents of all localities. Free event. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a large trash bag to place your tree(s) in, as one will not be provided. These trees are provided by the Virginia Forestry Department by way of a generous donation from the Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company. Event is organized by Mohamed and Cheri Elrahhal, Newport News residents. Available while supplies last and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

We do have a tentative variety availability list; however, these are seedlings that are still growing in the mountains of Virginia at the Forestry Department’s facility, and, it all depends on the success rate of the seedlings and how bad our Virginia winter will be. The tentative variety availability list is:

Apple, Common,

Pear, Common,

Buttonbush,

Dogwood - White,

Dogwood - Silky,

Dogwood - Red Osier,

Allegh. Chinquapin,

Hazelnut,

Elderberry, Amer.,

Maple, Red,

Maple, Silver,

Oak - White,

Oak - Chestnut,

Oak - Gobbler S.T.,

Oak - S. Red,

Oak - N. Red,

Oak - Pin,

Oak - Black,

Bald Cypress,

Pine, Longleaf,

Wash. Hawthorne,

River Birch,

Sycamore,

Locust, Bristly,

Locust, Black,

Indigobush,

Bicolor Lespedeza,

Crape Myrtle
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Free Community Native Tree and Shrub Giveaway in Newport News

March 10, 2018, 9:30am - March 10, 2018, 12:00pm

Free bare root native tree and shrub seedlings will be given away to the community. Open to residen...

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Blood circle? Yay chainsaw workshop! Also learn how to create a hugelkultur self sustaining garden bed.

richsoil.com/hugelkultur/
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Kelly's Chainsaw and Hugelkulture SEWP

December 10, 2017, 10:00am - December 10, 2017, 2:00pm

UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE Steve Kanner, the tree guy & Grow Gainesville member - will be giving a CHA...

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Yellow/Lemon Guava, Strawberry Guava, and Pineapple Guavas planted in April? 2015. Kayla Susan Sosnow's yard. ... See MoreSee Less

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Goodies Kayla Susan Sosnow's Gainesville Garden Sweat Equity Work Parties (SEWP) have left over. Come get them dry loofahs, green loofahs, cassava sticks. See Kayla's post below for instructions on propagating cassava. ... See MoreSee Less

Here are goodies we have left over. Some dry loofahs, some fresh green loofahs, and cassava sticks f...

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Carolina Madera shared Debra Kuhn's post to the group: Edible Plant Project (.org). ... See MoreSee Less

Cranberry hibiscus from EPP is blooming! Planted at end of May 2017.

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Okinawa Spinach Tofu Wraps Appetizer

Submitted by Heather

I made these for a party last night and they were great. The purple of the leaves gave the appetizers an elegance they would not have had otherwise. Prep time is somewhat long, maybe 45 minutes, but the result is worth it.

Okinawa Spinach Tofu Wraps

Ingredients:

30 Okinawa Spinach leaves
5 pieces Sliced Provolone, cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces
1 block extra-firm tofu, cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch cubes (press first)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons Braggs liquid aminos
2 garlic cloves, chopped (okay to substitute 1 tablespoon garlic powder)
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano

Marinate tofu:
Combine last six ingredients in shallow container. Add tofu and mix gently to coat. Marinate chilled, covered, at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day. Bring to room temperature. Heat skillet (cast iron) on medium high. When pan is hot, lay tofu in a single layer. Cook for 5 minutes on each side.

Prepare Wraps:
To make a wrap, layer two pieces tofu and cheese slices and then wrap with Okinawa spinach leaf, purple side up. Pierce with toothpick to hold the item together.

Serve at room temperature.

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