Becky Halbe, a Master Gardener volunteer, hands out radishes and spinach seeds perfect for growing inside as microgreens. "They are popular right now and full of nutrition and vitamins. Here we have a balcony display. Many neighbors are urban dwellers and they need something they can do."
Photo by Shirley Ruhe.
The Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Arlington and Alexandria branches held their annual 2018 Showcase on Friday, Dec. 7 at the Fairlington Community Center. The value of extension volunteer hours in Arlington County and the City of Alexandria is $1,173,148. For every $1 invested, Arlington and Alexandria VCE return $11.67. Arlington County Board Chair Katie Cristol told the group it’s clear how much the government values their efforts: "You are a force multiplier."