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2021 Winter Information & Programs

Enjoy a Winter Nature Walk 

Come out this year and enjoy nature by walking one of the trails at the Chesapeake Arboreteum, 624 Oak Grove Rd, this holiday season. This is the link to the site with trail maps. 

Home Food Preservation Virtual Class

Home Food

2020 Plant Stands and Creature Houses Sale  

Some of our Master Gardeners are also skilled at woodworking. These beautifully crafted plant stands or a creature house will be built to order for your home or garden area. 

This is the link to the order form. Fill out the order form and send it back with your check to place your order. Check should be made payable to VCE Chesapeake and mailed to VCE/ Chesapeake Department of Agriculture, 310 Shea Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322.

You will be contacted when your order is ready to pick up. 

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 images  CAMELLIAS: Our Sweethearts of the Winter  

Join us on Saturday, February 27 between 11 am and 2 pm at the Chesapeake Arboretum for "Camellias in the Cove" event. Small groups will be taken on tours of the garden every 15 minutes. There are over 200 varieties of Camellias in the cove off the greenway trail that features a mature hardwood forest and multiple trails. We will also have a information table so you can stop there for any Camellia interests or questions and if you are interesting in volunteering at the garden. Ample parking is available at 624 Oak Grove Rd, Chesapeake. If you have questions call Marietta at 757-424-9605. 

 The Camellia Garden has been undergoing expansion, redesign and improvement for the past 18 months. Last Spring over 100 members of the American Camellia Society with members from all over the country visited our site on a coast to coast Camellia Trail Garden Tour. 

 Take a Guided Tree Tour

Learn from a Master Gardener about the variety of trees in Battlefield Park. 

Tree Tour 2021

Well Water Testing for 2021

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Retention Pond and Buffer Garden Teaching Signs

Neignborhoods, schools or businesses that have a retention pond with a buffer garden should consider getting a set of these teaching signs. The set of five 36" x 24" signs were developed by our GREEN TEAM. There signs outline the best practices for maintaining a retention pond and buffer garden. They are attractive, durable outdoor signs that can be installed around a retention pond. Chesapeake Master gardeners will pay half of the cost of the signs as an educational value to the community. To view the signs click HERE. If you are interested in getting a set or need more information contact Mike Andruczyk at 757-382-6348.

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This set of signs is installed at Atlantic Shores Christian School.

Plant-A-Row: Reached their goal and collected 10,489 lbs.

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Our goal for the year was 10,000 lbs. We reached that goal on Tuesday, October 6 by collecting 797 lbs of vegetables and 228 lbs of canned goods for a total of 1,025 lbs.

Thank you to everyone in the community for helping us meet our goal. We were able to serve 1,612 families consisting of 4,559 adults and children. 

We're not finished yet. There is still a need in our community so we will be excepting donations through mid-December at the Chesapeake Extension office. If you are able to make a donation call 757-382-6348 to arrange a drop off time.


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