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Virginia Home Grown host Peggy Singlemann takes a short urban trek with Alison Meehan, creator of Tracks and Roots, to learn about foraging for edible plants.

Co-host Pat McCafferty visits the Community Garden at Friendship Court, which is managed by the Urban Agriculture Collective of Charlottesville, to talk with Shantell Bingham of the Charlottesville Food Justice Network.

Virginia Witmer of the Department of Environmental Quality talks about native trees on the Plant of the Month segment.

For the "Tip from Maymont," Peggy puts on her waders and describes the plant life that can be found in and around a healthy pond.

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Virginia Home Grown is a Live TV program that explores the delights and challenges of gardening and growing in Virginia. Host, Peggy M. Singlemann, and Co-Host, Pat McCafferty, interview experts and enthusiasts from around the state. The program airs monthly from March through October. Full episodes and excerpts are available through and on Facebook.