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• Local Compost: LeafGro

Leafgro® is a superior quality compost used extensively by the landscape industry and homeowners as a source of humus for

soil improvement. Leafgro® is an outstanding example of recycling at its best. By composting leaves and grass clippings that

would have normally been disposed of in a landfill, Maryland Environmental Service (MES) (At American Plant in RR and

Johnson's )

Cornell Gardening Resources: Using organic matter in the garden; Using Compost

Any compost, except composted sewage sludge, may be added in many ways to vegetable gardens. Prior to planting,

compost may be spread 3 inches over the surface and worked into the top 3-6 inches of soil. Other guidelines suggest 2-3

bushels of compost per hundred square feet should suffice.

Garden Clubs

• Washington Gardner

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Washington Gardner

Chevy Chase Citizens Association (CCCA) Garden Club

National Capital Area Garden Club

Local Consultants

Love and Carrots

local gardening consultants


• Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7p

CCCA's Garden Club is hosting two speakers to ready your garden for the spring. Meredith Sheperd founder of Love Carrots

talks about building and maintain an organic garden and how to use native plants and grow veggies. And Nadia Mercer of the

Washington Youth Garden, talk is about how to plant, grow and harvest garlic in your back yard. The date is Wednesday,

March 18 in the Chevy Chase Library, 2nd Floor, at 7:00 pm. The Library is across from the Avalon Theater. Everyone is

welcome to attend.

• Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Chevy Chase Village’s Environment and Energy Committee, in conjunction with the Town of Somerset and the Little Falls

Watershed Alliance is offering the second in a series of lectures regarding sustainable communities and sustainable living.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Chevy Chase Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD

This lecture will be delivered by Professor Douglas Tallamy. Dr Tallamy’s lecture will focus on greening our gardening and

landscaping practices in a way that restores native fauna and flora and creates the basis for a healthy ecosystem.

Professor Tallamy is a well known author and chairman of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the

University of Delaware. He is best known for his book, Bringing Nature Home, which makes the case for native plants as

fundamental to sustaining a diverse community of birds and beneficial insects; from restoring landscapes to cultivating one’s

garden. His talk will highlight how creating gardens that are beautiful and beneficial contributes to the fabric of a larger living


Coffee will be served beginning at 7:00 p.m. and the lecture will begin promptly at 7:30. A Q&A will follow the lecture.

Mark your calendars for this event, and RSVP no later than Friday, April 17th to the Village office at 301-654-7300 or