Hampton Master Gardeners are available on the following days & times to answer any type of lawn, garden, or plant questions you may have.
Monday's - 8:30am - 10:30am
Tuesday's - 9:00am - 11:00am & 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Also, you can send your questions via e-mail at HPTmghelpdesk@hotmail.com or contact our office at 757-727-1401.
The Dirty Fingernail Newsletter: March & April 2013
Become A Master Gardener
This course helps individuals become a volunteer in their community, teach others to cultivate healthy landscape plants, become more knowledgeable of the plants you grow, and so much more.
Course Fee: $110.00 (covers handbook and other materials for the course)
Course Dates & Time: September 3-November 14, 2013
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00a.m. until 12 noon.
Location: Northside Christian Church, 1213 George Washington Highway,York County
Application Deadline: May 31, 2013; download application at:
Master Gardener Training Class Application (PDF | 131KB)
Classes cover some of the following topics: basic botany, soils, annuals, fertilizers, lawns, vegetables, trees & shrubs, etc. To become a Master Gardener, an individual must complete 50 hours of horticulture instruction and return an equal number of hours (50) as a Master Gardener volunteer.
For more information about becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer, contact VCE-Hampton office at 757-727-1401.
Become A Master Gardener Flyer
Make a Difference-Make a Rain Barrel!
Treat your home or business this spring with a 50 gallon rain barrel!
This rain barrel can help reduce the water bill by conserving water & using harvested rain water from roof for plants, shrubs, & trees during the summer months.
Having your own rain barrel helps protect our rivers, lakes, and streams by reducing sediment storm water runoff pollution.
Also, having your own rain barrel can help control moisture levels around the foundation of home or business by redirecting rain water.
Rain Barrel Workshop Dates
Saturday, April 27th, 9:00am-11:00am & 1:00-3:00p.m.
Cost: $40.00 (CASH ONLY)
Location: Fort Monroe Community Center, 100 Stilwell Rd., Fort Monroe, VA 23651
Rain Barrel Workshop Flyer 2013
2013 Hampton Master Gardeners Vegetable
Gardening Class Series Dates & Topics
These vegetable gardening classes will be held at:
Sandy Bottom Nature Park, 1255 Big Bethel Rd., Hampton,VA 23666
**Classes will be located in the Nature Center Conference Room.**
Each class will be held the second Monday of every other month covering seasonal topics. Each class will be an hour long and starts at 7:00p.m. Must pre-register by calling the Hampton Extension Office at 757-727-1401 or 757-268-1097 and you can e-mail at email@example.com.
2013 Vegetable Classes Dates & Topics
♦ May 13, 2013 - Summer Crops, Tomatoes, Weed Control
♦ July 8, 2013 - Planning for Fall, Prolonging your Harvest (What to tear out, what to keep)
♦September 9, 2013 - Fall Harvest, Renewing your Bed, Preparing for Winter
♦ November 14, 2013 - Full Cycle/Back to Beginning, Soil Preparation, Cover Crops/Weed Prevention, Site Selection (Size, Intent); Resources/Limitations
Hampton 4-H Junior Camp 2013
August 5-9, 2013
Jamestown 4-H Educational Center
Boys & Girls Ages: 9-13 (Must be 9 years old by September 30, 2013)
Camp Fee: Early-Bird Fee: $210.00 ; Regular Fee: $235.00
SPACE IS LIMITED!!!! REGISTER TODAY
A $50.00 deposit (non-refundable) is needed to reserve your space. The balance is due in full by June 3 (early-bird fee) or July 5 (regular fee). Camp fee includes: lodging, meals, t-shirt, transportation, and evening programs.
Some of the classes offered: archery, air riflery, biotech, swimming, canoeing, fishing, arts & crafts, kayaking, and much more.
To register or for more information contact Karen L. Baker, Unit Coordinator & 4-H Extension Agent, at 757-727-1401.
Camp Registration Form 2013