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  • Plan your Garden to Include an Extra Row to Help Support Our Local Food Banks!
  • We are offering Rain Barrel Workshops April through October!
  • Every Fall Chesapeake Master Gardener Volunteers visit First Grade Classrooms across Chesapeake Public Schools to Teach about Trees and Plant Trees.
  • Attend our annual Plant Sale the last Friday and Saturday of April. For current details go to the Programs and Events tab and click on Plant Sale.

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Pruning to Rain Barrels : Workshops for 2020

Sign up today for one of our educational workshops. There are so many to choose from you can be sure to find one that fits your interests.

To view the full pdf open the link.

MG Workshops 2020

Sign Up for Green Thumb 2020

2020 Green Thumb Flyer

Save the Date for the Spring Plant Sale

2020 Plant Sale Flyer

Whats in Your Well Water? 

The Virginia Household Water Quality Program aims to improve the water quality and health of Virginians with wells, springs and cisterns. We provide affordable water testing, help interpret water test results, and provide information about addressing problems.

Special reduced cost through sponsorship: Hampton Roads Sanitation District is the sponsor for this clinic, reducing the cost from $65/sample to $20/sample.  

For more complete information on what they test for and registering for this event on March 16 click on the FLYER. 

 

 2020 Master Gardeners Intern Training

We have filled all of the spaces for our 2020 Master Gardener Training. If you are interested in signing up for next year please call Elaine Ballance or Michael Andruczyk at 382-6348. If you are a new intern or current Master Gardener and want to view dates and classes offered in the intern training schedule click HERE.

Pruning Guidelines

One of the key times to prune trees and shrubs is late winter, right before the new growth starts. This is a helpful PRUNING CALENDAR for year round pruning guidelines. 

Interesting New Articles - Choose a Gardening Topic

Click on the links below to read the informative articles written by our talented Master Gardeners as well as our interns from the class of 2018 and 2019:  

1. Planting a Buffer Garden

2. Container Gardening for Beginners

3. Kiwi Fruit in Virginia

4. Lilacs in Southeastern Virginia

5. Growing Blueberries

6. Health Benefits from Cucumbers

7. Patience is a Virtue 

8. Companion Planting

9. Lettuce & Spinach Growing Guidelines

10. Fall Blooming Asters

Virginia Coorperative Expention has published an informational article about the Giant Hogweed Plant. To view a pdf of this article  click here>

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.

  

Like our Chesapeake Master Gardeners Facebook Page  for invitations & updates.

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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Phone: 757-382-6348
Office: 310 Shea Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322
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