Rain Barrel Workshop

March 20, 2021

12:00pm

Brittingham-Midtown Community Center

570 McLawhorne Dr, Newport News, VA 23601, USA

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 Brittingham Midtown Community 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

April 17, 2021

12:00pm

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!

NNMGA Spring Plant Sale

Saturday and Sunday April 24 and 25 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM

NNMGA members' driveway

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

May 15, 2021

12:00pm

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!

Vermiculture Workshop

Date & Time TBD

Location 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! 

Master Gardener

Training Class

Early 2021

Newport News & Virtual

Due to COVID, our Fall training class was postponed.   Keep an eye out for new information!

Mobile Information Booth

Date & Time TBD

Grissom Library

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!

Children's Festival

May 2021

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

September 2021

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.

CONTACT

Help Desk: 757-591-4838 EXT 311

HelpDeskNNMGA@gmail.com

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