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.
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.
Norfolk Junior 4-H Summer Camp - CAMP COUNSELOR APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
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.
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 https://www.ext.vsu.edu/vuas-home .
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
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 https://www.nmgv.org/.
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.
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.