February 2020 Update

Another short article to share – At the bottom of this page, please see the short article about our new “Gardening for Earth Renewal” campaign and share it as widely as possible.


HOAs and Condo Associations symposium – Friday, March 6. We are repeating our very successful “Sustainable Solutions to Landscaping Headaches” symposium. All are welcome, but it is aimed particularly at decision makers from such as Board members, Architectural Review Board, professional managers, landscaping contractors, etc. Details and registration here.


Faith Community symposium – Sunday, June 14  2pm – 4:30 pm. Join us as we discuss how and why faith communities are using their places of worship to demonstrate stewardship of the Earth. Registration here. More details will follow.


We need your help at garden centers – Can you spend an hour or two every few weeks, on your own time, putting red “Northern Virginia Native” stickers on the native plants at one of the 23 participating local garden centers? This has been a very successful program, but we need more volunteers! Email plantnovanatives@gmail.com.


Speakers BureauWe are seeking both speakers and opportunities to speak. If you are comfortable giving talks, let us know so we can add you to the list.

Can you help at tabling events? – We would love to accept invitations to set up a table at events to talk about native plants, but we need to know now that there will be people to staff them. No experience necessary! Find events and sign up here.


Reston Association Biophilic City – The Reston  Association was one of the first official Biophilic Cities. It’s latest initiative is to ask people to commit to actions that support habitat. See the pledge card and pledge.


Upcoming educational events:

Friday, March 6, 9:15 am – 1 pm -  “Sustainable Solutions to Landscaping Headaches” symposium for HOAs and Condo associations. Northern Virginia Community College – Annandale campus.