The City of Hampton 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 City of Hampton improve their lives. We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.
Volunteers Screening Guidelines
Volunteer screening supports the process of educating volunteer applicants about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and creates the opportunity to allow faculty and staff to learn more about the interests of the volunteer applicant. The screening process also helps to protect the well-being of Virginia Cooperative Extension programs, its participants, and volunteers.
Hampton Master Gardeners are available on the following days & times to answer any type of lawn, garden, or plant questions you may have starting February 24, 2020:
Mondays : 9:00am to 11:30am
Just contact VCE-Hampton office to reach Hampton Master Gardeners at 757-727-1401.
Healthy Virginia Lawns & Landscapes - Program restart in fall 2020
Members of the Healthy Virginia Lawn and Landscape team are trained Extension Master Gardener volunteers, who perform lawn and landscape assessments for Hampton homeowners. We do the sampling and provide the homeowner with a personalized report that offers recommendations on: lime and fertilizer applications, aeration and soil compaction, perennial, shrub, and tree plantings, proper mowing height, and pest management, if applicable.
The program cost is $30.00 and includes one soil sample, additonal soil samples are $10.00.
For more information, email Gaylynn Johnson, email@example.com, or call the VCE Hampton office at 757-727-1401.
Upcoming Regional Pesticide Recertification Classes
March 25, 2020 - located in Norfolk for categories: 3a, 3b, 10, & 60
May 5, 2020 - Registration is to be submitted to VCE-York County Office (York/Poquoson Cooperative Extension, Attn: Pesticide Class, P.O. Box 532, Yorktown, VA 23690); make check or money order payable to VCE-York. This pesticide recertification class will be located in Hampton at 1435 Todds Lane, Building A, Hampton, VA 23666. This is for categories: 3a, 3b, 6, 8, 10, & 60.
June 11, 2020 - located in Chesapeake for categories: 3a, 3b, 10, & 60
See attachments below for registration forms for classes held in Norfolk, Hampton, & Chesapeake:
2020 Southeast District 4-H Contest
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Location: New Kent Middle School, 7501 Egypt Rd., New Kent, VA 23124
Deadline to Register - February 14, 2020 at 11:59pm
How to Register: Click/copy se4contest.eventbrite.com to register online.
Cost: $5.00 per 4-H contestant to be collected at registration on March 14.
For more contest information, please see attachment below:
Hampton 4-H Junior Camp
July 6-10, 2020
Ages: 9 - 13 years old (Must be 9 years old by September 30, 2020)
Jamestown 4-H Educational Center - 3751 4-H Club Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Cost: $275.00 (early-bird fee due in full by May 1, 2020) &/or $290.00 (regular fee due in full by June 12, 2020); to register a youth, parent/guardian, must pay a non-refundable $75.00 deposit fee in order to secure spot. Cost includes: lodging, meals, t-shirts, transportation, and evening programs.
SPACE IS LIMITED!!!
Some of the classes we offer: kayaking, air riflery, swimming, canoeing, fishing, archery, outdoor adventures, and much more...
See below camp flyer/registration form:
Vegetable Gardening 101
Classes start February 29, 2020!
Bluebird Gap Farm - 60 Pine Chapel Rd. Hampton, VA 23669
**Note - February 29th class will be held at Fort Monroe Community Center on
100 Stilwell Rd. Hampton, VA 23651 from 9:00am to 11:15am**
Come out and join Hampton Extension Master Gardener, Stephen Bowles, and learn the basics of vegetable gardening, from seed to harvest! Topics include fall and winter gardening, fertilizing, pest management, post-harvesting storage, small fruit production, and succession planting!
For more details or to register for a class, contact Gaylynn Johnson at 757-727-1401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes are held on the fourth Saturday of the month! These are as follows:
February 29**(please see note for location and time), March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 29, and September 26
VCE Hampton Master Gardeners
2020 Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, May 2, 2020
9:00am - 1:00pm
Rain Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 9:00am - 1:00pm
Bluebirde Gap Farm - 60 Pine Chapel Rd. Hampton, VA 23666
Bring your own wagon, cart, wheel barrow for easier shopping. Holding and Loading Area Provided. Accept Credit Card (with minium purchase of $10.00), Cash or Check
Varieties of plants/shrubs available at low prices for purchase.
Email your name to email@example.com to be added to VCE Hampton Master Gardeners e-mail notification list. Also, find us at www.hamptonmastergardeners.org or on Facebook @ Hampton Master Gardeners
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.