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  • Grow Eat Live Community Garden at Chesapeake Health Department, 748 Battlefield Boulevard, North, Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Check out our Green Thumb Series!
  • Plan your Garden to Include an Extra Row to Help Support Our Local Food Banks!
  • We are offering Rain Barrel Workshops April through October!
  • Every Fall Chesapeake Master Gardener Volunteers visit First Grade Classrooms across Chesapeake Public Schools to Teach about Trees and Plant Trees.
  • Our 2016 Plant Sale will be on Friday April 29 (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) and Saturday April 30 (8:00 a.m. to noon). See more details under the Programs and Events tab dropdown menu.

What's Happening

Note: Many programs require registration, may have begun, and are offered as a part of a series. Enrollment may be filled by the date you view it here. Please consult program webpages (under "Programs and Events" tab) or call our office for additional details.

Fall 2016

Plant A Row for the Hungry donation drop-offs begin in June and continue through September. There are drop off locations in Great Bridge and Western Branch.The Virginia Cooperative Extension Office in the Planetarium Building will accept canned goods during October through May. 

 Click here for more details.

You can be part of this national program by helping to reach a local goal: donations surpassing 10,000 pounds by the end of September.

No donation is too small and all are tax deductible. 



 Western Branch Farmers Market

4437 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23321

SATURDAY, October 15, 2016   from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Fall is for Planting!!!!


Ongoing Programs:

  • Rain Barrel Classes  See the Programs and Events tab for more details. 
  • The Teaching Garden is a little bit different every day. Did you see the new bench area thanks to an Eagle Scout's wonderful project? Wander through while in the City's municipal center and look for display boxes with TIP OF THE MONTH sheets to read there or take home with you.
  • The Little Free Library is a place to stop to take or give books, not only for young readers & with seating that invites lingering for a moment at any age.
  • Grow. Eat. Live, "Be A Helping Hand" is in progress at the Chesapeake Health Department. Learn about this collaboration under the Programs and Events tab.  Watch the Chesapeake Master Gardeners Facebook page  for invitations & updates. The next program will be October 26 and will be featuring information on using a cold frame.







If you are a Chesapeake Master Gardener (or one of our program partners) and want to share an event that is currently not listed, please let us know.

NOTE: Our CMG Calendar (linked to the left) has been created solely for Chesapeake Master Gardeners and includes advanced education and volunteer opportunities that may not be listed on our public calendar.  Intern training dates are available via Intern Corner.

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Phone: 757-382-6348
Office: 310 Shea Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322




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