Plant A Row

New Location for Plant a Row this year!


Watch a video about Plant A Row and how you can contribute to the program.

Great local news article about Plant A Row - June 2023

Plant-A-Row for the Hungry (PAR), is a program sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, Chesapeake Master Gardeners and the Garden Writers of America. The PAR program exists on the premise that many gardeners have excess produce during the height of the growing season while at the same time people are facing hunger. PAR was established nationwide to help raise gardeners awareness of the food relief programs in their community and facilitate getting produce to those who need it. Locally, we take produce grown by Chesapeake residents on their own plots, farms, and in their backyards and donate the surplus to the City's hungry. Canned and boxed pantry items are also accepted.

All donations are tax deductible. They are picked up by members of the Harvest Assembly of God on Kempsville Road, who distribute them directly to those in need with a minimum of handling and spoilage.

The need for donations continues to increase. You don't have to have a huge garden because  no amount is too small. Every donation will benefit the hungry and teach compassion.

For further information, please contact our office number below.

Phone: 757-382-6348
Office: 310 Shea Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322
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Virginia Cooperative Extension is a partnership of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments. Its programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, military status, or any other basis protected by law.

If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please notify the Chesapeake Extension Office at 757-382-6348/TDD*) during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.