Friday, December 8, 2023

Want to be more eco-friendly? Stop by the Go Green Expo this Saturday

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.

Go Green Expo logo (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of Newport News Master Gardeners)
Go Green Expo logo (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of Newport News Master Gardeners)

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.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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