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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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Wild Onion

Wild onion (a.k.a. onion grass – Allium Canadense) can be found growing along roadsides and fields all across North America where they grow during different seasons to adapt to local conditions. Every part is edible!

They produce small underground bulbs up to ¾ inch, and a collection of “top set” bulbs at the end of spring before going dormant.  

Our seed packet contains these top-set bulbs that grew on the end of flower stalks of onions found growing in Gainesville, Florida.  You can use either the underground bulb or the smaller top set bulbs like a regular onion, only you may not need to chop them.  The leaves that grow through the winter can be used like scallions. 

You can plant these sets any time from now till fall, and they will come up when they are ready.  They thrive in waste areas that are mowed at least once a year during the summer to keep back competition, but might grow a bit larger if you add organic matter, fertilize, and irrigate.  

Stop irrigating toward the end of spring and let the plants dry up as they go dormant.

More information: http://www.eattheweeds.com/allium-canadense-the-stinking-rose-2/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/metro/urban-jungle/pages/120110.html 
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More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search?sort=relevance&text=Allium%20Canadense

Information sheet to print out (pdf)


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