Mobile Information Booth
December 11, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on December 11th, January 8th (2022), February 12th, and March 12th.  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!

Rain Barrel Workshop
February 5th, 2022

Various Newport News Locations for Drive-Through and virtual instruction or in-person assembly

Rain Barrel Workshops are designed to educate homeowners in the importance of water conservation and recycling while creating a rain barrel for use in their home landscapes and gardens. Our workshops, held quarterly throughout the year, feature experts from Newport News Waterworks, Newport News Recycling Division, and Newport News Extension Master Gardeners. You’ll find these events at the CNU Horticulture Symposium, the Go Green Expo at Brittingham-Midtown Community Center and at the Mariners’ Museum.

2022 Rain Barrel Workshops are tentatively planned for February 5th, 2022 at the Mariners' Museum, March 19th at the CNU Garden Symposium, April 16th at the Mariners' Museum, and May 28th at the Mariners' Museum.  Rain barrel kits are $60 and must be reserved in advance.  Link to register at nngogreenexpo.org coming soon!

Vermiculture Workshop
February 5th, 2022

Various Newport News Locations for Drive-Through and virtual instruction or in-person assembly

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.  2022 Vermiculture Workshops are tentatively planned for February 5th, 2022 at the Mariners' Museum, March 19th at the CNU Garden Symposium, April 16th at the Mariners' Museum, and May 28th at the Mariners' Museum.  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!  Link to register at nngogreenexpo.org coming soon!

Children's Festival
Spring 2022

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.