Public Outreach Activities
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Blessing of the Worms is an annual tradition at the New Roots Youth Garden in Cape Charles. Read about the 2019 event by clicking on the link below:
4-H Programs Skill-a-Thon: This skill-a-thon is a series of activities that help maintain the understanding of what has been taught, and review and strengthen science skills as a preparation for the spring final SOL tests. There are from 3-6 exhibits that are presented by volunteers from the Master Gardeners and the Master Naturalists. Training is provided.
Birding Festival Located at Fire Station in Cape Charles annually. Volunteers inform the public about native plants that are beneficial for the migration of birds to the Eastern Shore; also to educate people about the Master Gardeners Program.
Farm Field Day Last Tuesday in September. The 3rd grade students of the E.S. are treated to an interesting activity, known as Farm Field or Farm Tour Day which is located on a farm in northern Accomack County and sponsored by the Accomack County Extension Service. The objective is to inspire children to take an interest in gardening and farming and gain an understanding of the value of farms and healthy eating to the community. Training is provided.
Habitat for Humanity Small Garden Tour a Sunday in May. Most years the M.G.s are asked to help the Homeowners of the gardens on tour, sell tickets, welcome guests answer any questions if possible and in general try to help make the day a little easier for the Homeowner