The Fescue Squad
Fescue Squad is done for spring/summer season, check back in fall 2019. For more information, email Gaylynn Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org; or call the VCE Hampton office at 757-727-1401.
2019 Plant Health Clinics
Location: Bluebird Gap Farm Arboretum, 60 Pine Chapel Rd., Hampton 23666
Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm (Noon), on May 4 & September 28 time frame will change to 9:00am until 11:00am
Dates: April 10, May 4(time is from 9am to 11am), June 26, September 28 (time is from 9am to 11am), and October 30
Please make note of May 4 and September 28 dates, the time is from 9am to 11am and the clinics will take place during the Hampton Master Gardeners Spring (May 4) and Fall (September 28) plant sales that take place annually at Bluebird Gap Farm Arboretum.
Virginia Cooperative Extension Hampton Office can help anyone with plant and insect identification, disease diagnosis, and other services related to diagnosing landscape problems. When attending a plant health clinic(s), you will need to provide the following:
Clear photos and samples are helpful!(not mandatory to bring with you)
Plant samples should include healthy material and material showing issues.
Insect samples should be placed in a jar or suitable container. Collect more than one specimen if possible.
Please contact the VCE-Hampton Office at 757-727-1401 or email Gaylynn Johnson at email@example.com for more details.
2019 Master Gardener Training Course - Hampton, Gloucester, Newport News, York/Poquoson
Application Deadline: August 1, 2019
May choose day or night training course:
Day training course - September 3 - November 13, 2019 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am until Noon plus 3 Saturdays; located at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Bldg. at Charles Brown Park, 1950 Old Williamsburg Rd., Yorktown, VA 23690.
Night training course - August 14 - November 13, 2019, Wednesday evening classes from 6:15pm - 7:45pm plus 3 Saturdays located at Courthouse Way Community Center on 14302 Old Courthouse Way, Newport News, VA 23602.
Early Sign-Up Class Course Fee is $150.00 by June 1, 2019; after June 1, course fee goes up to $160.00(Course fee for two students in the same household sharing book is $250.00 by June 1, after June 1 the price goes up to $260.00).
Contact your local Virginia Cooperative Extension office with any questions or to obtain an application: VCE-Hampton Office, Loye Spencer, Hampton Master Gardeners, 1919 Commerce Dr., Suite 340, Hampton, VA 23666; 757-727-1401.
Note: Course workload (both courses) is equivalent to 50-60 class hours plus preparation time.
Training Course Policies: All classes should be attended, except as prearranged or for medical reasons. Alternative methods are available to make up any missed classes. Tests are open book.
Visit with the VCE Hampton Master Gardeners at the Buckroe Beach Farmers Market
Located at Buckroe Beach Gazebo on First Street (near East Pembroke Ave.) Hampton, VA 23669
9:00am - 1:00pm
Buckroe Beach Farmers Market will be held from May through November. To visit with the VCE Hampton Master Gardeners, please see their schedule below:
May 18 - Topic is Vegetables
June 15 - Topic is Summer Flowers (with Bee City)
July 27 - Topic is Pollinators
August 17 - Topic is Lawns
September 14 - Topic is Soil and Composting
October 5 - Topic is Trees
November 9 - Topic is Natural Decorations and Winter Gardens
This event is sponsored through the City of Hampton and please visit www.hampton.gov for more information.
Hampton 4-H Junior Camp
August 12-16, 2019
Ages: 9 - 13 years old (youth must be 9 years old by September 30, 2019)
Cost: $260.00 (early bird - balance due in full by June 19) & $280 (regular - balance due in full by July 26)
SPACE IS LIMITED!!! To reserve a camper space, a non-refundable deposit of $75.00 is needed when registering a youth to attend camp.
Some of the classes we offer: archery, kayaking, canoeing, arts&crafts, cooking, and much more.
To register for camp, see attachment below for camp registration form.
Engaging with Communities
Virginia Cooperative Extension specialists in community viability work with Extension agents, campus-based faculty, organizational partners, communities, and individuals to further opportunity and build capacity in five program areas:
- Leadership & Planning
- Community Enterprise and Resiliency
- Community Food System and Enterprises
- Community Planning
- Emerging Community Issues
Examples of our work include training county elected officials, educating entrepreneurs, facilitating collaborative projects, supporting the growth of community food systems and local economies, enhancing agent skills and community capacity in facilitation and leadership, conducting problem-driven research, and creating publications and tools that address critical community needs.
Do you have a question about Community Viability?
Perhaps one of the Community Viability specialists below can help you. Contact a Community Viability specialist or direct a question to them using our Ask an Expertsystem.
Community Viability Specialists
Vegetable Gardening 101
9:30am - 10:45am
Class will be held on the following dates:
February 9 & March 9 - class will meet at the St. Joseph's Marion Center, 620 Buckroe Ave. Hampton
April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, and September 14: class will meet at the Bluebird Gap Farm Pavilion, 60 Pine Chapel Rd. Hampton
Join Hampton Extension Master Gardener, Stephen Bowles, and learn the basics of vegetable gardening, from planting to harvest. Topics will include: pest management, fertilizing, succession planting, harvesting, fall and winter gardening.
Classes are on the second Saturday of the month starting February 9. For more details or to register, please contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension - Hampton office at 757-727-1401 or email, ANR/Horticulture Extension Agent, Gaylynn Johnson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.