Journey To the Bay At The Hampton Master Gardener Plant Sale
When: May 2, 2015
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Where: Bluebird Gap Farm, 60 Pine Chapel Rd., Hampton, VA 23666
Other Information: Come out for Food, Fun, Prizes, Educational Exhibits, and Plant Sale.
Journey To the Bay Flyer (PDF | 580KB)
Agent and Volunteer Work Day at the Jamestown 4-H Educational Center
When: May 8, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Where: 3751 4-H Club Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Registration Information: If interested, please RSVP no later than May 4 to Sam Fisher, email@example.com
Great opportunity for the community to come out and help support 4-H; especially for youth that attend 4-H Junior Camp or specialty camps at the Jamestown 4-H Educational Center. The Hampton 4-H Program camps at this center every year and with your support, the youth can enjoy the experience at camp even better!
This is not just for 4-H but anybody available, willing, and interested. The Center is in great need of assistance in preparing the camp for the upcoming camping season. Currently we are looking at a mulching project, small paint jobs, window washing, and general sprucing up. We would love to have some flowers to plant and skilled carpenters to work on the benches at the pool. If you have a specific interest or skill, please let us know and we are open to suggestions as well. We will be serving a nice lunch and have some really fantastic door prizes( including a turkey roaster) that will be given away that day. Come out and join us as we prepare for an awesome new camping season!
Agent and Volunteer Work Day at the Jamestown 4-H Educational Center Flyer (PDF | 317KB)
Urban Horticulture Seminar
When: Friday, May 15, 2015
Where: Virginia State University Randolph Farm Pavilion (4415 River Road, Petersburg, VA)
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration: Begins at 8:30 a.m., program begins at 9:00 a.m. Onsite registration will be available.
Additional Information: Lunch is included.
Urban Horticulture Seminar Flyer (PDF | 401KB)
Urban Horticulture Seminar Agenda (PDF | 83KB)
My Community’s Beautiful
When: Saturday, April 25th & June 27th , 2015
Where: North Phoebus Community Center, 249 West Chamberlain Avenue, Hampton, VA 23663
Time: 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Cost: Free and Open to Public
Do you want to adopt a plant and grow it, so you can share it with others? We will give you a free starter plant to grow outside your home, that you can plant, adopt, and care for. Also, we will help you start a plant from seed that can be planted and shared in a community garden that will grow and return every year to enjoy. For information and registration, call Jill Simmons at 757-727-2691. Walk-Ins are Welcome! This is a partnership with VCE-Hampton Office, HRHA’s FSS Program, and North Phoebus Community.
My Community’s Beautiful Flyer (PDF | 427KB)
4-H State Congress
When: June 15-18, 2015
Where: Virginia Tech University
Cost: $240.00 (includes transportation and registration fees)
Deadline to Register: April 8, 2015
Registration Information: To register or for more information contact Karen Baker, 4-H Extension Agent, at 757-727-1401.
Virginia 4-H State Congress is the premier, statewide annual 4-H event for outstanding 4-H teens and adult volunteer leaders. Its mission is to provide competitive and non-competitive educational experiences to Virginia teens and the adults who work with them, helping them to develop life skills and leadership abilities to become contributing citizens in their communities.
2015 Hampton 4-H Junior Camp
When: July 27-31, 2015
Where: Jamestown 4-H Educational Center, 3751 4-H Club Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Cost: Early-bird $230.00 (Balance due in full by June 26) or Regular $250.00 (Balance due in full by July 3). A deposit of $50.00 (non-refundable) is needed to reserve your space. SPACE IS LIMITED!!!
Who: Boys & Girls Ages: 9-13 (child must be 9 years old by September 30, 2015).
Cost Includes: Lodging, Meals, T-shirt, Transportation, and Evening Programs.
Additional Information: Some of the classes this camp will offer: archery, air riflery, kayaking, fishing, arts and crafts, and much more!
Hampton 4-H Junior Camp Flyer and Registration (PDF | 558KB)
2015 Peninsula Master Gardener Training Course
Application Deadline: July 1, 2015
Course Location: Providence United Methodist Church, 113 Old Dare Road, Yorktown 23692
Date of Course: September 8 – November 19, 2015 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
2015Master Gardener Training Application (PDF | 174KB)
2015 Master Gardener Training Schedule (PDF | 238KB)
Become A Master Gardener
When: September 8 – November 18, 2015
Where: Providence United Methodist Church, 113 Old Dare Rd, Yorktown
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 12 noon
Cost: Course Fee: $115. Fees associated with this course will cover handbook, other materials, and background check.
Application Deadline: July 1, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS are volunteers who assist their local Cooperative Extension Offices in educating the public in general gardening practices as well as the proper use of pesticides and fertilizers. 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.
Become A Master Gardener Flyer (PDF | 239KB)
Volunteers Screening Guidelines
Volunteer screening supports the process of educating volunteer applicants about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and creates the opportunity to allow faculty and staff to learn more about the interests of the volunteer applicant. The screening process also helps to protect the well-being of Virginia Cooperative Extension programs, its participants, and volunteers.
Volunteers Screening Guidelines Brochure (PDF | 447KB)
Hampton Master Gardeners are available on the following days & times to answer any type of lawn, garden, or plant questions you may have.
- Mondays: 9am -11am & 2pm - 4pm
- Tuesdays: 9am -11am
- Wednesdays: 2pm - 4pm
- Thursdays: 2pm - 4pm
- Fridays: 9am - 11am
Please contact our VCE-Hampton office at 757-727-1401.
VCE State Master Gardener website
Hampton Master Gardeners website
Virginia Master Naturalist Program Cohort 8
The Peninsula Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists is now accepting applications for their sixth cohort of trainees! The Virginia Master Naturalist program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service for the benefit of the Commonwealth's natural resources and natural areas. See the "About Us" page of the chapter's website for details and application information: http://vmnpeninsula.weebly.com/.
Virginia Master Naturalist Program Brochure (PDF | 1MB)