NNMGA Spring Plant Sale
Saturday and Sunday April 24 and 25
9:00AM to 4:00PM
NNMGA members' driveway
424 Pin Oak Rd, Newport News, Va 23601, USA
Mark your calendars for our spring plant sale fundraiser April 24th and 25th! You never know what you will find- houseplants, native plants for your yard, flowers, shrubs, flower bulbs, and sometimes even a little gardening gear like pots, gloves, books or aprons. The funds from our sales go toward student scholarships and back to the community! We will be outdoors, following state guidelines for social distancing, sanitation, and mask wearing.
Rain Barrel Workshop
April 17, 2021
Newport News Recovery Operations Center
520 Atkinson Blvd, Newport News, VA 23608
Newport News Master Gardeners, in cooperation with Newport News Waterworks and Newport News Recycling Office offers rain barrel workshops for the public. Due to COVID, rain barrels and supplies are distributed from Newport News Recovery Operations Center. Simply register for the date you'd prefer, pay for the workshop, pick up your rain barrel and supplies, then watch the YouTube video to assemble your rain barrel at home. Install and start saving water immediately!
Rain Barrel Workshop
May 15, 2021
The Mariners' Museum
100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606
Newport News Master Gardeners, in cooperation with Newport News Waterworks and Newport News Recycling Office offers rain barrel workshops for the public. Due to COVID, rain barrels and supplies are distributed from The Mariners' Museum. Simply register for the date you'd prefer, pay for the workshop, pick up your rain barrel and supplies, then watch the YouTube video to assemble your rain barrel at home. Install and start saving water immediately!
Date & Time TBD
Virtual: Buy your supplies, watch a You Tube video and build your own worm composting bin at home.
Go Green: Ready to take your home gardening to the next level? Want to compost but don’t have room? Looking for a year round source of fertilizer? Vermiculture, or worm composting, may be the answer for you. Newport News Master Gardener, Dale Timmer hosts these workshops at Go Green Expo. Learn about the benefits of raising worms in your own home and walk away with your own complete worm composting bin. Your kids will LOVE this workshop!
Newport News & Virtual
Applications will be accepted April 28th through July 7th for our Fall 2021 training class. Join us to learn all about gardening in our local area, meet passionate and talented community members, and get the skills and training to become a master gardener volunteer!
Mobile Information Booth
Date & Time TBD
366 Deshazor Dr, Newport News, VA 23608, USA
Catch up with your local Extension Master Gardeners at one of our mobile help desks. You can look out for our table at community events around Newport News throughout the year! We are always thrilled to answer your questions, hear your gardening stories, and help you find your green thumb. Grab a brochure or a soil test kit when you stop by, and find out when our next training class will start!
Newport News Park
13560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23603, USA
Master Gardeners assist the city of Newport News put seedlings into childrens hands for them to plant at home.
Join us at the annual Newport News Park Children's Festival. When you and your children come and visit us at our tent, you will have the pleasure of planting your very own flower to take home and replant! After you choose your flower, Master Gardeners will help you to get it potted and teach you how to transplant in your yard. It is a fun way to get little ones started with gardening! Come find us there in the month of May.
Go Green Expo
Brittingham-Midtown Community Center
570 McLawhorne Dr, Newport News, VA 23601, USA
The largest horticultural event in Newport News! Vendors, workshops, food trucks, plant sale and MORE!
For over a decade, the Go Green Expo has featured diverse vendors and exhibitors who present unique handmade products and fascinating new information and perspectives on how to live well. Our speakers provide invaluable presentations on topics relevant to our environment and the practice of sustainability. We've covered topics such as landscaping and lawns, composting, Integrated Pest Management, raising bees, bunny rabbits, and chickens, and much, much, more!
You can find Newport News Extension Master Gardeners throughout the event, with a variety of children's activities and information to share, as well as our popular rain barrel and vermiculture workshops.