NATURE, HISTORY AND HORTICULTURE IN FAIRFAX COUNTY
March 2018, Vol. 18 No. 3
Turner Farm highlights astronomy in March. Attend an Astronomical Seminar and Telescope Viewing at one of the darkest spots in Fairfax County. The seminar, appropriate for nine years old and up, is at 7:30 p.m. on March 14 at the park in Great Falls.
There's also an Astronomy Festival at the park on March 17.
If nothing is done, Lake Accotink could disappear because of silt within about seven years. The county is studying options and talking with the public about what can be done. Learn what's happening at the lake and have your say in the park's future.
The Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Park Foundation invite students in kindergarten through eighth grade to enter a poetry contest in conjunction with National Poetry Month in April. Draw inspiration from a park, submit your entry by March 16, and compete for prizes. Details are on our website.
Hurry to see them. They grow up quickly.
In addition, our farmers keep you up to date with pending births on our New Arrivals web page.
Local farmers are using sustainable practices in order to protect the land they use to grow the food that you eat. VA Farms is a program at Frying Pan Farm Park that brings those farmers to you for a chance to talk about their work and how food gets to your table. You'll find that meeting the people who provide your food gives you a new perspective on the family dinner. There's more information on our blog.
Be part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival this spring at Green Spring Gardens. Two official events take place at Green Spring when East meets West to blend gardens, art and culture. Learn about Japanese Garden Design on Saturday, March 24.
Follow that by celebrating spring and learning about Asian Brush Painting on Saturday, April 7.
Don't forget to leave time to tour the park and its more than 20 thematic gardens.
Program Listings by Park:
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