Larry Shapira

Merrifield Plant Specialist and Professor Emeritus (Ret.) NVCC

A veteran horticulturist, Larry is a retired horticulture Professor Emeritus from Northern Virginia Community College. With his extensive experience in the field–which includes serving as a Master Gardener Lecturer and as a Fellow in the Royal Horticultural Society in the UK–Larry has certainly earned his status as our resident professor. You can find him continuing to share his gardening know-how post-retirement with customers and coworkers at our Plant Clinics.

Larry earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Horticulture at Penn State, and his Master’s of Science in Agricultural Extension from the University of Reading in the UK. He’s also served as a Horticultural Project Coordinator for the MVLE non-profit organization at Mt. Vernon.