The City of Norfolk Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of the City of Norfolk improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

What's New

Norfolk Junior 4-H Summer Camp - CAMPER REGISTRATION OPEN

July 8-12, 2019

Airfield 4-H Center in Wakefield, Virginia

Non-refundable Deposit - $40 


  • June 10th - Deposit and completed registration form is due
  • July 1st - Final payment and required forms packet is due

For more information, please see registration form below or contact our 4-H Youth Development Agent, Theran Teach at 757-683-2818.

4-H Registration Card 2019.pdf


A limited number of Teen Counselor (15-18 years old) and Counselor-In-Training (CIT) (turning 14 before October 1, 2019) positions are available to qualified teens for the camping week of July 8-12, 2019 at Airfield 4-H Center.

Deadline: April 15th - Complete and return the application below. [Updated extension for applications.]

For more information, please see application below or contact our 4-H Youth Development Agent, Theran Teach at 757-683-2818.

2019 - Norfolk Camp Counselor Application.pdf

Pesticide Applicator Recertification Classes - Upcoming Dates and Registration

April 5, 2019 - Contact Va Beach Extension - PDF Registration

June 4, 2019 - Contact Chesapeake Extension - PDF Registration

Please contact the Host City for the specific class for more information.

Norfolk Master Gardener Class of 2019

We're pleased to present the fabulous members of the NMG Class of 2019! 

Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit - April 23-25, 2019

The Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit brings together more than 100 urban farmers, gardeners, foodies, ag-tivists, policy makers and government leaders for three days of networking and learning about one of agriculture’s fastest growing sectors. We’re excited to announce that this year’s event will be held at the Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach from April 23 - 25. 

For more information, please visit .

Good Gardening 2019 - Lecture Series

Join our Norfolk Master Gardeners for this informative series on gardening in Hampton Roads on the 4th Wednesday of each month through October. Free Talks begin at 7pm.

Location: Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library

Address: 111 W. Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503

Date                                                                                    Lecture

Mar 27                                                                               Caring for Camellias  

Apr 24                                                                                Square Foot Gardening          

May 22                                                                              Gardening for Hummingbirds

Jun 26                                                                                Plant a Patch for Pollinators   

Jul 24                                                                                  Native Plants - How Important Are They?    

Aug 28                                                                               Water-wise Gardening           

Sep 25                                                                               Norfolk's Green Infrastructure Plan with City Forester                                                                                                        Steve Traylor          

Oct 23                                                                               Bats: Be Afraid - for them, not of them!

For more information, please visit

Green Thumb Gardening Series 2019

Green Thumb Gardening Series offers Hampton Roads residents classes and workshops in partnership with VCE Master Gardeners of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach. Registration is made easy: choose to register by-the-session or by-the-series. The cost is $8 per session or $30 for all five sessions. Early registration (before 4/01/2019) is $25 for all sessions. Each session is held on five consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Advanced Technology Center, 1800 College Crescent Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23453.

Dates and Sessions:

Tuesday, April 9  -  Vegetable  Gardening 101

Tuesday, April 16  -  Tidewater Turf

Tuesday, April 23  -  Vegetable Gardening Troubles

Tuesday, April 30  -  Composting/Pollinators

Tuesday, May 7th  -  Functional Landscaping

Call  the Virginia Beach Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension at 757-385-4769 as needed for information.

Register online at

Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN)

The Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN) accelerates efforts, connects partners, and shares resources to solve child hunger in Virginia and create nutritious food access for all Virginians.

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