NEWPORT NEWS — This Saturday, master gardeners from all over the Peninsula will come together to host the 10th Go Green Expo event that focuses on caring for the environment and learning sustainability habits.
The Go Green Expo is hosted by master gardeners associations from Newport News, Hampton, York and Poquoson counties. These nonprofit organizations are made of up volunteers throughout the area that work with the Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia Tech to educate residents about protecting the environment, according to the event’s website.
This free one-day event will have different vendors with eco-friendly products and various exhibits about “going green” practices catered to both children and adults. The expo will also have music, refreshments and food from local businesses.
Children can participate in several hands-on activities, including Grin and Grow Learning Garden, grocery store gardening demonstrations and rock painting. There will also be a children’s art show that features art created kids the day of the expo, a bounce house and face stenciling.
Adults will be able to attend different speaker presentations and workshops that include landscape design, vermiculture, otherwise known as worm composting; biochar, a process that transforms biomass like wood into pure carbon; and water conservation using rain barrels.
The 10th Go Green Expo is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, at the Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Drive. The event is free and open to the public however some workshops have a fee or require pre-registration.
For information, visit the Go Green Expo website.