What's New

New Workshops for Late Summer & Fall 

Sign up for one of our workshop and become water-wise by adding a rain barrel to your garden or learn how to raise caterpillars into butterflies.

Download the form to sign up.

2022 Summer Fall Workshop Schedule

New Invasive species to be aware of!

The Two-Horned Trapa is an invasive aquatic plant. For more information on where and how to identify this plant Click Here.

Donate to Plant a Row for the Hungry: June - September 2022

Plant a Row is open for donations for 2022 from Tuesday, June 7 through September 27 from 9:30 am to 12 noon every Tuesday at the Central Library on Cedar Rd. Make a difference for our Chesapeake Community by donating extra vegetables and fruits from your garden as well as canned goods. 

2022 Plant A Row Long version

Spring Master Gardener Plant Sale 

The 2022 Chesapeake Master Gardener Plant Sale on April 29 and 30 was a HUGE SUCCESS! Thank you to all of our neighbors and friends who came out to the sale and purchased plants. We can't wait to see your beautiful yards and gardens as they grow this year. Thank you to all of the Chesapeake Master Gardener Volunteers who planted, potted and grew the fabulous plants, set up the sale and worked hard to make it our BEST sale ever.

2022 Plant Sale Collage


The 2022 Intern Class held their Graduation on Tuesday, April 5 at the Moose Lodge in Portsmouth VA. Congratulations to all of them and thank you to their mentors.


2022 Intern Class. Top row left to right: Carmela Ratcliff, Lisa Fisher, Elizabeth Wagner, Stasia Perryman, Barbara Beniamino, Jennifer Briggs, Bottom row left to right: Issani Peterson, Claire Davenport, Meshelda Gibbs, Jennifer Spencer, Judi Rudisill

The Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council (CEIC) publishes their Newsletter "Heron Chronicle" each quarter. To read a pdf of the Winter 2022 Issue click here.



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