FCGC Upcoming Events

Zoom links will be emailed to members. Nonmembers may email to request the link. Write "FCGC Zoom link" in the subject line and specify which event you wish to attend.

June 4, 9-noon

Annual Garden Tour. The beloved members-only event is followed by lunch. Information will be shared with members via email and the newsletter.

June 6, 7:30 pm

Extend your pantry into your flower garden! Learn about growing and using edible flowers from Peggy Riccio, president of the Potomac Unit of the Herb Society of America. On Zoom.

June 22, 8:30 am and 10 am

Members only: The Wolf Trap Trail Hike and Garden Tour are 2 separate events being held consecutively on the same day. Starting at 8:30 am, the hike will cover 2 ½ miles of trails through the park. The garden tour will be led by an Extension Master Gardener and starts at 10 am. 


Both events are free and members may attend both, but you must register for them separately. Tour and hike each are limited to 10 members. Upon registering, you will receive information about where to park (free!) and meet.

Registration will occur on a first come, first served basis. You may not register or RSVP via Aster or the FCGC website.

If more than the 10 members express interest for either/both events, a second date will be scheduled. 

Sept. 10, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

It’s time to share one or more of your overgrown/just don’t want any more garden plants. Bring one or more (preferably) potted plants and come home with something new. You are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and food/drink to socialize during the event. There is access to shelter in case of bad weather.


Roberts Park Shelter, 510 Lynn Place, Falls Church

Sept. 12, 7:30 pm

Noted garden author and mythbuster Robert Pavlis on Understanding Soil. Soil may sound like a boring topic but understanding it is critical to your garden's success. This talk, designed for a general audience, will explain soil porosity and how water moves through the soil to be available to plants. It will also cover what happens when organics are added to soil, what is the role of mycorrhizal fungus, whether inorganic fertilizers really are bad for soil, and how to change your soil's pH. Expect a lot of practical tips for taking care of your soil!


Published books: Garden MythsPlant Science for Gardeners,Soil Science for Gardeners and Building Natural Ponds 
Blogs: Garden Myths and Garden Fundamentals
YouTube Channel: Garden Fundamentals 
Facebook Groups: Garden Fundamentals and Building Natural Ponds 
Owner of Aspen Grove Gardens

This event is free and open to the public. See directions at the top of this page about how to obtain the Zoom link.

Oct. 3, 7:30 pm

The weather is cooling and your attention soon will turn more to your indoor plants. Master Gardeners Elaine Metlin and Elaine Homstad will lead this program on houseplant disease prevention and treatment. Location TBD.

Nov. 7, 7:30 pm

As of July 1, 2021, growing, possessing, and consuming cannabis is legal in Virginia. During this session, local legal grower Kerry Dickson will discuss the rules, risks, and rewards of marijuana, and share tips and tricks for growing the plant at your home.


As a note, adults 21 and older may now grow up to four marijuana plants per household for personal use. Plants can be grown only at your main place of residence. It remains illegal to grow more than four plants, to sell or distribute marijuana grown at home, or to manufacture marijuana concentrate from home cultivated marijuana. 

This event is free and open to the public. See directions at the top of this page about how to obtain the Zoom link.