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

Quarterly Newsletter Update - November 2019

Below is Norfolk VCE office’s second quarterly newsletter of the 2020 fiscal year. It includes all updates of what is happening in our office and around the beautiful city of Norfolk. We would love if you would pass and forward this newsletter along to others in the community and in your network. 

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NVCE November 2019 Quarterly Newsletter.pdf

Pesticide Applicator Recertification Classes - Upcoming Dates and Registration

March 25, 2020 - Norfolk VCE Office

Categories 3a, 3b, 10, 60

Registration Form Download Link Below

May 5, 2020 - Contact the York/Poquoson VCE Office

Categories TBA

June 11, 2020 - Contact the Chesapeake VCE Office

Categories 3a, 3b, 10, 60

Registration Form Download Link Below

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March 25 Norfolk Recert Form.pdf
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June 11 2020 Pest Recert Form - Chesapeake.pdf

4H Summer Youth Camp 2020 - Teen Counselors and CITs

Next year's 4-H Camp for Norfolk/Portsmouth will be July 6-10, 2020! A limited number of Teen Counselors (15-18 years old) and Counselor-In-Training (CITs) (turning 14 before October 1, 2020) positions are available to qualified teens. Teen Counselors and CITs are expected to be dependable, have good judgement, be energetic and get along well with others. Teen Counselors and CITs are responsible for the safety and well-being of campers in their assigned cabins and activities. 

Applications will be available soon. If you are interested in being a Teen Counselor or CIT for 2020 4-H Camp, please email our 4-H Agent, Theran Teach at tteach@vt.edu for more information.

A list of all 2020 4-H Summer Camping Opportunites is listed below.

Norfolk Master Gardener Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 is now full. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please call our VCE office at 757-683-2816 for an application. Classes will be held in the evenings from January 14 - March 31st on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

- This is a 100-hour training course. The first 50 hours will be educational time in class. The second 50 hours will be spent working as an intern for VCE getting hands-on training on approved projects in the community and will begin shortly after classes start in January.

For more information or questions, please contact the VCE office.

Norfolk Master Gardeners Brag Board of 2019

Check out the link below of all the programming and events our NMGs have done so far this year.

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Brag Board 2019.pptx
Mayor Alexander provided welcoming remarks to MG College attendees on September 20.  We were just dropping off a thank you gift and had NO IDEA he would welcome us at the door, invite us in, and pose for pictures.  He said he was happy to be there with us at MG College and is looking forward to International Master Gardener Conference 2021.
Mayor Alexander provided welcoming remarks to MG College attendees on September 20. We were just dropping off a thank you gift and had NO IDEA he would welcome us at the door, invite us in, and pose for pictures. He said he was happy to be there with us at MG College and is looking forward to the International Master Gardener Conference 2021.

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.


Were you a 4-H member? Did you attend 4-H camp? Or maybe you were a 4-H volunteer? Identify as a 4-H alum, and represent your 4-H state: http://bit.ly/2m0vYgp


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