Community Events/Activities

Burke Centre Conservancy-sponsored and other community events are listed below.

Use this link to access details about the Burke Farmers Market (hosted by Fairfax County Park Authority), held every Saturday, now through December 17, 2022.

Please note that most Conservancy-sponsored events are for Burke Centre residents only unless otherwise noted.  When registration is required, please use the Conservancy RSVP form under e-forms to sign up. You may also sign up when applicable by calling (703) 978-2928, ext. 210, or sending e-mail with each participant's name, age (if children's event), address, and phone number to [email protected]

Photo Disclaimer: By registering and/or attending any Burke Centre Conservancy event/meeting, all participants understand that publicity photographs/videos may be taken during the event and their likeness may appear in these images. By registering or attending the event, all participants hereby give permission that photos and/or videos containing their likeness may be used for publicity or general information purposes, not limited to, The Burke Centre Conservator, the Burke Centre Conservancy web site, Burke Centre presentations, social media, email blasts, etc. which may be seen in the general public. The Burke Centre Conservancy does not typically seek further permission or provide notification before using such images. Thank you for your cooperation.

2022 Conservancy Events: (subject to change)

Use this link to access the schedule for Food Truck Thursdays, April-September 2022

5/21:  BC Conservancy is pleased to introduce its 1st Plant Clinic, hosted by the Fairfax County Master Gardeners!

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 

9 AM-Noon - Conservancy Office Grounds (6060 Burke Centre Pkwy)

Introducing a 3-hour Plant Clinic with educational/demonstration sessions covering plant insect and disease questions. Subject matters will include tree planting and mulching, watering, garden bed preparation for the fall, taking soil samples, home exterior pesticide use, attracting beneficial insects to create green pollinator corridors, and cover crops. Demos on mulching trees and shrubs, pruning and winter season will also be featured.  For the kids there will be 3-inch pots using microgreen seeds for them to plant.

Under a second canopy, the focus will be on Turf-related questions including turf renovation, grass growth cycle, mowing by season, core aeration, turf fertilization, watering turf, soil sample questions, and weed identification.  Demos will include taking soil samples on nearby area with permission as well as Weed ID.

Under a third canopy, check out Native Tree Identification which will include a Scavenger Hunt for children and adults identifying up to 5 pre-selected native trees that would be tagged with a ribbon and a number.  A booklet would be provided to adults with information on the native trees.

Please join us for this amazing event. No registration is required.

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