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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Jul 15

Community Day at Newport News Learning Garden

Posted on July 15, 2016 at 8:08 AM by Communications Department

This Sunday from 1-4 PM enjoy an afternoon of fun in the Grin and Grow Learning Garden at Riverview Farm Park. This event features activities led by Newport News Master Gardeners and children of all ages are invited to participate in a variety of activities including poetry writing, plant searches, tree identification and plant care. Adults can enjoy exploringmasterGard_butterfly_SC different themed garden beds, including a rock garden, native grasses gardens, pollinator garden, evergreen garden, and ask Master Gardeners any gardening questions.

Built in 2002 by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, in cooperation with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, the volunteer group has just completed a three-year revitalization of the garden to include interactive signage, native plants, an expanded garden for the visually impaired and Braille signage. Additionally, there are now brochures on site containing plant identifications and suggested activities for children.

For more information on how to become a Master Gardener visit For more details on the event contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension Newport News Master Gardeners at 757-591-4838