Registration for Upcoming Events

Rain Barrel Workshops with Virginia Beach Master Gardener Water Stewards

Rain Barrel Workshops will take place the second Saturday of the month, March - October from 9:00am - 10:00am at the Virginia Beach Farmer's Market. Workshops are $50 and registration is required. Register at VBMG.ORG. Participants will build a 55-gallon sealed rain barrel and be given a free diverter kit to help with installation on their existing down spout.

This is a family friendly event - children are welcome to come participate with their parents!

2018 Dates:

Rain Barrel Workshop Dates:

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10 March 2018

14 April 2018

12 May 2018

09 June 2018

14 July 2018

11 August 2018

08 September 2018

13 October 2018

Workshop Registrations

Workshops are scheduled throughout the year to provide a hands-on experience for attendees. Participants work directly with Master Gardeners to complete projects or learn first-hand skills and techniques for working in their own gardens. Workshops are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required, as each workshop is limited to a certain number of participants. Workshops are held in various locations:


HRAREC - Hampton Roads Agricultural Research & Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd.
Virginia Beach Farmer's Market- 3640 Dam Neck Rd. The Kitchen & Pollinator Gardens are located behind the Rural Heritage Center.

Creating a Backyard Wildlife Habitat Workshop

Friday, 16 February, 2018 (9:00 am - 12:00pm) at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extenstion Center. Work with certified VCE Virginia Beach Master Gardners to develop a landscape plan that supports beneficial wildlife.

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Insects and Pollinators Workshop

Friday, 16 February, 2018 (12:30 - 4:00pm) at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Build a free mason bee house and learn how to attract beneficial insects and other pollenators to your garden.

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Creating a Backyard Wildlife Habitat Workshop

Saturday, 17 February, 2018 (9:00 am - 12:00pm) at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extenstion Center. Work with certified VCE Virginia Beach Master Gardners to develop a landscape plan that supports beneficial wildlife.

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Insects and Pollinators Workshop

Saturday, 17 February, 2018 (12:30 - 4:00pm) at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Build a free mason bee house and learn how to attract beneficial insects and other pollenators to your garden.

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Tree Talks Workshop

Saturday, 24 February, 2018 (8:30 am - 2:00 pm) Pruning & planting basics, with information on tools, tree & shrub care at the Hampton Roads Agriculture Research and Extension Center 1444 Diamond Springs Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

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Irrigation for Your Home Gardens

Saturday, 24 March, 2018 (10:00 am - 11:30 am) at the Virginia Beach Farmer's Market Kitchen Garden. Learn to plan, assemble, install, & operate your own home garden irrigation system. Presented by Joey Elliott, VCE Virginia Beach Master Gardener

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Paper, Paint, and Petals

Saturday, 23 June, 2018 (10:00 am -12:00 pm) at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Create your own paper seed bomb from recycled paper. Identify and use flowers to create your version of a Monet painting. **This workshop is geared towards children, grades 2-4. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Presented by Linda Edwards, VCE Virginia Beach Master Gardener

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Tea Time in the Kitchen Garden

Saturday, 4 August, 2018 (09:00 am - 10:30 am) at the Virginia Beach Farmer's Market Pollinator Garden. Learn how to grow and enjoy herbs for teas in your own backyard.

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Beneficial Insects in the Home Garden

Saturday, 25 August, 2018 (09:00 - 10:30 am) at the Virginia Beach Farmer's Market Kitchen Garden. Discover beneficial insects, their identities, & their role in pollination & ecological balance. Don't miss this interesting and informative talk on a subject that every organic gardener needs to fully understand.

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Bird Bark Butter Log

Saturday 27 October, 2018 (09:00 -10:30 am) at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Attract many beautiful and colorful birds to your backyard with a bark butter log feeder. Build a bark butter log & whip up a batch of bark butter.

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