Events, Programs and Workshops

Now Available: Register Online

Cooperative Extension workshops and classes are now available for registration online in the Cooperative Extension ActiveNet.

Annual and Seasonal Events

Annual and seasonal events occur once a year or for a seasonal timeframe. For example, the Farmers Market runs each year from May to September.

  1. Bumblebee Jamboree

Bumblebee Jamboree

Bumblebee Jamboree is metro Richmond’s premier National Pollinator Week event hosted by the Chesterfield County Master Gardeners and Virginia Cooperative Extension, along with other community partners tied to pollinator conservation. At this family-friendly event, children learn about the importance of bees, butterflies, birds, beetles and bats as they enjoy pollinator-related crafts, snacks and games, as well as other engaging actives. Adults can learn about native plants and other ways to encourage pollinators in their own backyards.

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Maymont Park, Children’s Farm Entrance, 1000 Spottswood Ave., Richmond, VA 23220

Cost: Free and open to the public during Maymont’s hours.

For more information, visit us on our Bumblebee Jamboree Facebook page (@bumbleejamboree).

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  1. Farmers Market
  1. First Saturdays in the Garden
  1. Plant a Row for the Hungry

Workshops and Classes

Cooperative Extension offers workshops and classes taught by staff and trained volunteers. More information and registration is available in the Cooperative Extension ActiveNet. If you would like to suggest as topic for a class or workshop, email Cooperative Extension.

  1. Regenerative Gardening - Saturday, May 6

Regenerative Gardening - Saturday, May 6

Regenerative gardening improves the soil system and our environment - while also producing plentiful harvests. Better soil helps plants and gardeners thrive! Learn soil-building methods, including adding organic matter, rotating crops, managing cover crops and mulch, and limiting soil disturbance. These are particularly well suited for backyard gardens and can lower water, pesticide and fertilizer bills. Presentation by Susan Atkins, Master Gardener.

View the county calendar for time, location and registration details.

  1. Tomato Talk - Saturday, May 6
  1. Composting Made Easy - Saturday, May 20
  1. Veggie Trail - Saturday, June 24
  1. Intro to Fall Gardening - Saturday, July 15
  1. "Seed" You in September - Cool Season Lawn Care - Wednesday, Aug. 2
  1. Fall Garden Activities - Tuesday, Aug. 15
  1. The Marvelous Monarch - Saturday, Aug 19


Cooperative Extension offers both one-time and annual programs and services that assist with educating attendees about topics such as landscaping, lawncare and well water testing.

  1. Demonstration Garden

Demonstration Garden

Master Gardeners are developing gardens to teach homeowners, gardeners, youth, green industry professionals and others about a range of issues including water conservation, pollinator preservation, food production, sustainable maintenance practices and locally adapted plants.

  1. Grass Roots
  1. Learn Your Landscape
  1. Well Water Testing

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