Intern Corner

2024 Intern Class

Congratulations to our 2024 graduates. Left to right: Valerie Schwartzwalder, Jill Hunter, Nancy Bichara, Hiroko Burch, Dana Petrovich, Jess Francisco, Kim Thompson, Lucy Canals, Robin Freeman, Cheryl Cole, Laura Boron, Michael McMahon Jr., Diane Gately, Rachel Schwartz, John Frank, Rebecca Joye, Roslyn Rozmus and Diane Herron.

2024 Intern Class Recordings

Soils - January 16

Water Quality and Management - January 18

Botany Part 1 - January 23

Botany Part 2 - January 25

Entomology  - January 30

Plant Pathology - February 1

Propagation - February 6

Pruning - February 8

Landscape Design Project - February 13

Organics - February 15

Plants for a Changing Environment - February 20

Edibles - February 29

Herbs - February 29

Wildlife and Rehabilitation Bees - March 5

Landscape Install - (rain) - Intern Presentations - March 7

Intern Presentations or Landscape Installation - March 14

Intern Articles of interest: 

1. Garden Herbs - A Healthy Option, by John Kevin Beasley 

2. Backyard Chicken Gardening 101, by Mary O. Trosien

3. Why Do Honeybees Swarm? by Debbie Ford

4. Monstera Deliciosa, by Vicki Williams

5. Growing Blueberries

6. Health Benefits from Cucumbers

7. Patience is a Virtue 

8. Companion Planting

9. Lettuce & Spinach Growing Guidelines

10. The Buckeye Tree

Locations Where We Learn, Work and Serve

Main Agriculture Office
310 Shea Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 382-6348
Directions: See the Directions link on the homepage under Contact Us.
Central Library: Chesapeake Public Library
298 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Directions: From Battlefield South, turn Right onto Cedar Road; take the 4th Right on Library Rd. Library is on the left.
HRAREC - Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center
1444 Diamond Springs Road
Virgnia Beach, VA 23455
Directions: 1-64 to Exit 282 (Northhampton Blvd) 4th stoplight after exit and turn left on Diamond Springs Road.
Chesapeake Arboretum
624 Old Oak Grove Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 382-7060
Directions: Located near the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Take I-64 to Battlefield Blvd South; turn left onto Gainsborough Square; turn Left onto Old Oak Grove Road. Arboretum is on the left.
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
Directions: 1-64 to Exit I-64 East, to I-664 (Exit 264), to I-264 (Exit 15 A), which will lead to the oceanfront. 
Towne Bank Meeting Hall
137 Mt. Pleasant Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 546-7200
Directions: From Battlefield South, turn left onto Mt Pleasant Road. Bank is on the left shortly after your turn.

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