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Chesapeake Health District

The Chesapeake Health District is dedicated to preventing illness, promoting healthy lifestyles and protecting the environment for all the citizens of Chesapeake.


 

For reporting a public health emergency, such as a reportable disease or environmental public health hazard, after normal business hours, on holidays or weekends, please contact police dispatch at (757) 382-6161.

Let us know how we are doing! Take an anonymous Customer Service Survey to rate the recent services you received from us. We are always looking to improve our processes and appreciate your feedback! Take our customer survey.

Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.

September is National Preparedness Month. 

 

Reconnect with Family After a Disaster:
How will you reconnect with family after a disaster? Where will you meet? What if your neighborhood is being evacuated? It's important to make a plan now so that you will know what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate in an emergency. 

  • Make a family emergency communication plan. Use your Red Cross Family Emergency Contact cards (distributed during fit testing) and check out these tools to start your family emergency plan today: www.ready.gov/kids/make-a-plan
  • Know how you will contact family and friends before, during and after a disaster.
  • Register and practice your family preparedness actions plan on or around the National PrepareAthon! Day-September 30th, 2014 by visiting: www.ready.gov/prepare  

Grow-Eat-Live, Community Garden Invite!!

More information coming soon on next date and time...

 

“Be a helping hand” and join us as we plant, weed and pick tomatoes and herbs this season. We want you and your family to be a part of this working garden as it grows and expands. Learn how you can grow tomatoes, herbs and other vegetables. Explore how a garden can save you money. Taste a freshly picked red ripe tomato while supplies last at one of our teaching sessions.


The mission of this garden is to involve our local community in learning how to start their own garden as well as the benefits of eating fresh vegetables and fruits. Learning how to season your foods with herbs can be one way you can cut back on use of salt.
Plant a seed and watch it grow. With the sun and water as well as some digging, hoeing and transplanting our garden is growing.

  • How to start a garden using a container, square foot space or in the ground.
  • How growing your own vegetables can save you money.
  • How to be healthier by eating more vegetables and fruits.
  • How to cook using products from the garden for a small amount of money.

Master Gardeners from Chesapeake will help you learn how to grow vegetables and herbs.

 

Try FREE healthy food samples from the garden at sessions.


Win door prizes just for attending one of our learning sessions.


New topics will be featured each month.


Learn about ways to be a helping hand in the garden, meet new people and watch our garden grow.

 

Phone: (757)382-8655
E-mail: carolyn.sanford@vdh.virginia.gov

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Last Updated: 09-10-2014

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