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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

Register for a Workshop this Spring 

Sign up for a spring workshop and become water-wise by adding a rainbarrel to your garden or make a trellis out of bentwood. Download the form to sign up.

2022 Spring Workshop image

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.

Plant a Row for the Hungry - Continues to Collect

2021 was the best year we have had in a long time at Plant  A Row and we thank everyone that contributed and supported PAR this year. The total pounds contributed was 13,745   Thanks to the Master Gardeners for their contribution of 430 pounds at the Christmas party. The House of Blessings reported that they helped 2802 individuals and gave out 71 gift baskets. PAR is looking forward to 2022 and hope the contributions will be great again.

Plant a Row is open for donations from June 1 through September 30. If you would like to drop off a contribution during the other months you can drop it off at the Extension office. Thanks again for your support




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