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Chesapeake Master Gardener Holiday Celebration

The Chesapeake Master Gardeners enjoyed a holiday lunch on December 6 from 11 am to 2 pm. All of the members brought their favorite dish and it was a delicious spread of food. They are great cooks as well as great gardeners. Elaine Ballance and Michael Andruczyk looked fantastic in their holiday attire and presented the yearly awards to the members.  

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Congratulations to all of the award winners and thank you for all of your hours of service to the Chesapeake Master Gardener Program. Mike and Elaine couldn't do it without all of your outstanding service. Happy Hoildays to everyone!

Sign Up to Attend a Fun & Educational Workshop

Learn something new at our gardening workshops and create something to take home for your garden. 

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2018 Workshop Schedule

Become a Chesapeake Master Gardener 

The Chesapeake Master Gardener volunteer program is open to all residents of the City of Chesapeake. There will be two sessions for intern orientation: Thursday, November 9, 2017 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Central Library (Great Bridge), 298 Cedar Road and Tuesday, November 14th, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Russell Memorial Library (Western Branch), 2808 Taylor Road  

Classes will begin January 9 and will run through March 27, 2018. Classes are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays at from 9 a.m. to noon Tidewater Community College, Chesapeake Cedar Road Campus. You can print out the application here: Application 2018 For the second part of the appkication which also needs to be submitted click here.

The Chesapeake Master Gardener Volunteer program is one of the ways Virginia Cooperative Extension teaches citizens how to beautify their communities, learn the art and science of horticulture, protect air and water quality, and maintain our environment for future generations. Check out this page for more information on the program. 

 Changes are Happening in the Teaching Garden

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The Chesapeake Master Gardeners just completed a Espalier Garden on the north west corner of the Teaching Garden. It will be used to teach about the Espalier plant training methods and plants that grow in wet areas. 

Additional changes are being made in the bird and butterfly garden. Some of the overgrown holly bushes and other non-flowering plants have been removed.  They will soon be replaced with pollinator friendly perennials and shrubs to feed and attract butterflies, birds and other beneficial insects. 

Chesapeake Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau

The Chesapeake Master Gardeners' Speakers Bureau offers free, educational presentations to the community for groups composed of five or more individuals. Our Master Gardener speakers will share their years of experience through targeted (30 minute+) presentations in their areas of expertise.  

Please see the Speakers Bureau Roster for more information on available speakers and topics.  To request a speaker, simply fill out a Speaker Request Form at least one month in advance of the event, and you will be contacted to further discuss how we can assist you.

  

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If you are a Chesapeake Master Gardener (or one of our program partners) and want to share an event that is currently not listed, please let us know.

NOTE: Our CMG Calendar (linked to the left) has been created solely for Chesapeake Master Gardeners and includes advanced education and volunteer opportunities that may not be listed on our public calendar.  Intern training dates are available via Intern Corner.

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