Free Monthly Gardening Lectures

Please join us on the first Thursday of every month (except December) for our free lectures featuring topics of interest to gardeners and naturalists.

Lectures are held 7 – 8 PM at the Rust Library, Old Waterford Rd, Leesburg unless noted otherwise. The library is accessible from the Ida Lee Park Recreation Center parking lot.

February 6,  

Margaret Fisher, of Plant NoVA Natives, speaking on “Native Plants and Your Food Garden.” Gardeners are increasingly choosing native plants for their ornamental gardens. Native plants are friendly to the environment, attract pollinators, and provide important food sources for insects, birds, and other species.
But vegetable gardeners are often left out of the discussion of native plants. Most of the vegetable plants we grow are non-native. So what’s an environmentally friendly vegetable gardener to do?
Join us as Margaret Fisher, of Plant NoVA Natives, provides some answers. Learn how you can support the local ecosystem while still enjoying all your favorite homegrown produce.
Margaret Fisher is lead author of Take Our Advice: A Handbook for Gardening in Northern Virginia, now in its second edition.