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Posted on: April 16, 2018

[ARCHIVED] YARDS Judging Season Begins May 2018!

IMG_1706 cropped Hampton Clean City Commission YARDS Contest

YARDS Judges Training, April 9, was a great success! Gaylynn Johnson, Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Associate ANR/Horticulture Extension Agent, gave a great training presentation. Jim Williams, former VCE agent and long-time YARDS trainer, was there to add to the fun. Following the “classroom” training and lunch from Jason’s Deli, the group went to visit the yard of multiple-times Yard of the Year winner Marie Hare. After all the oohs and aahs that always happen when someone sees Marie’s yard, she served cake to the group! It was a great day, and we have a great YARDS Judges team! Thank you Barb Abraham, Shirley Boyd, Lana Brin, Gary Holloway, Melany Libby, Susan Lundin, Pat Parker, Loye Spencer, Marty Tennille, Anne Tucker, Cecil Turner, and Nancy Williams, and also Gaylynn Johnson and Jim Williams, for the wonderful training day. We look forward to your YARDS Judging season!

Now we need some great nominations! When you see a beautiful yard, or if you know of someone who landscapes organically or has a wildlife habitat on their property, please send a nomination via our web link at, email at, or by phone at 727-1130. All we need is the Hampton street address, we’ll take care of the rest. For more information, contact

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