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Welcome to our 2018 Intern Training Class. The class started on Tuesday, January 9 and meets at TCC from 9 to noon Tuesday and Thursday through March 20, 2018. flirter boy images Training Schedule Link Intern Project Assignments and Info for the Class of 2018 -  Link to pdf

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Locations Where We Learn, Work and Serve

310 Shea Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 382-6348
Directions: See the Directions link on the homepage under Contact Us. Central Library: Chesapeake Public Library
298 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Directions: From Battlefield South, turn Right onto Cedar Road; take the 4th Right on Library Rd. Library is on the left.
see url HRAREC - Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center
1444 Diamond Springs Road
Virgnia Beach, VA 23455
Directions: 1-64 to Exit 282 (Northhampton Blvd) 4th stoplight after exit and turn left on Diamond Springs Road.
see Chesapeake Arboretum
624 Old Oak Grove Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 382-7060
Directions: Located near the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Take I-64 to Battlefield Blvd South; turn left onto Gainsborough Square; turn Left onto Old Oak Grove Road. Arboretum is on the left.
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
Directions: 1-64 to Exit I-64 East, to I-664 (Exit 264), to I-264 (Exit 15 A), which will lead to the oceanfront. 
Towne Bank Meeting Hall
137 Mt. Pleasant Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 546-7200
Directions: From Battlefield South, turn left onto Mt Pleasant Road. Bank is on the left shortly after your turn.

Project Calendar (specific assignments with dates given in class):

  • Chesapeake Arboretum Hands-On Workshops (choose at least one, or attend all three)
    • Pruning Workshop (Chesapeake Arboretum) - Mid-March (Chesapeake Arboretum)
    • Air Layering Workshop (Chesapeake Arboretum) - Mid-March
    • Invasives (Chesapeake Arboretum) - Mid-April
  • Arbor Day
    • Potting Seedlings (Chesapeake Arboretum) - Early March
    • Planting Day (various locations) - Mid-March
  • Trailer Landscape Display Gardens (Agriculture Trailer) - April through October
  • Library Plant a Row Help Desk (Central Library) - April through June
  • Plant a Row (Agriculture Trailer) - July through September
  • Plant Sales (multiple locations) - April
  • Ready Set Grow (multiple locations) - throughout the year
  • Office Help Desk (Main Agriculture Office)
  • Farmer's Market Help Desk (City Park or Battlefield Park South) - June - September
  • Crapemyrtle Festival (MacDonald's Garden Center) - July
  • Article for Website (flexible about timing); can correspond with your intern presentation

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