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Unique Organic Gardening Help in Northern Virginia

Apr 30, 2014 04:07AM

Prior Unity Garden, a Green American Gold Certified Business, which offers a wide variety of services and products to help our community grow their own organic food, herbs and flowers, is now celebrating their fifth year in business.

Spring is when most people think about gardens, although according to Debby Ward, founder and owner of Prior Unity Garden, summer and fall are actually the best times to plan your garden. Observation and planning preclude missed opportunities, allowing you to work smarter, and let nature do some of the heavy work for you.

The long snowy winter is behind us, and there is plenty of time to get a garden in this year, be it for summer or the fall. Fall gardening can actually be easier for a number of reasons, including less bugs and weeds. The USDA has pushed back the frost free date by two weeks, so right now, you can safely plant all your summer heat-loving crops.

Having grown up in northern Virginia and gardened all her life, Ward has a unique ability to help people in our area. She combines her art degree and 30 years experience as a manager, to not only create an innovative local small business,  but also to paint with plants—designing pleasing food gardens that are also beautiful. She values biodiversity, community, healthy living soil, fresh organic food and the prior unity inherent in all beings.

Prior Unity Garden offers classes, consultations, garden designs, plans, installations and products, including a custom seed starting system. 

For more information, call 703-281-7743, or visit



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