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.

VCE-Hampton City Office Staff
VCE-Hampton City Office Staff

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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.

Volunteers Screening Guidelines Brochure

Horticulture Help-Line

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 4, 2019:

  • Mondays : 1:30pm to 4:00pm

    Tuesdays: 1:00pm to 3:30pm 

  • Thursdays: 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Just contact VCE-Hampton office to reach Hampton Master Gardeners at 757-727-1401.

VCE State Master Gardener website

Hampton Master Gardeners website

The Fescue Squad

Fescue Squad is done for the spring/summer season; check back in the fall 2019.  For more information, email Gaylynn Johnson, gaylynnj@vt.edu, or call the VCE Hampton office at 757-727-1401.  

2019 Plant Health Clinics

Location: Bluebird Gap Farm Arboretum, 60 Pine Chapel Rd., Hampton 23666

Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm (Noon), on May 4  & September 28 time frame will change to 9:00am until 11:00am

Dates: April 10, May 4(time is from 9am to 11am), June 26, September 28 (time is from 9am to 11am), and October 30 

Please make note of May 4 and September 28 dates, the time is from 9am to 11am and the clinics will take place during the Hampton Master Gardeners Spring (May 4) and Fall (September 28) plant sales that take place annually at Bluebird Gap Farm Arboretum

Virginia Cooperative Extension Hampton Office can help anyone with plant and insect identification, disease diagnosis, and other services related to diagnosing landscape problems.  When attending a plant health clinic(s), you will need to provide the following:

    Clear photos and samples are helpful!(not mandatory to bring with you)

    Plant samples should include healthy material and material showing issues.

    Insect samples should be placed in a jar or suitable container.  Collect more than one     specimen if possible.

Please contact the VCE-Hampton Office at 757-727-1401 or email Gaylynn Johnson at gaylynnj@vt.edu for more details. 

 

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2019 4H Jr Camp Flyer Revised 03132019.pdf

Hampton 4-H Junior Camp

August 12-16, 2019

Jamestown 4-H Educational Center

Ages: 9 -13 years old (must be 9 years old by September 30, 2019) 

Camp Fee: $260.00 (Early-Bird: balance paid in full by June 19) & $280.00 (Regular: balance paid in full by July 26)

SPACE IS LIMITED!!!  A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 is needed to reserve a camper space.

Some of the classes we offer: archery, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, arts & crafts, and much more!

Please see below for attachment for camp registration form, we only accept cash, check, or money order.  

See camp registration form attachment above

Vegetable Gardening 101

9:30am - 10:45am 

Classes will be held on the following dates:

February 9 - Class to meet at the St. Joseph's Marion Center on 620 Buckroe Ave. Hampton

March 9 - Class to meet at the St. Joseph's Marion Center on 620 Buckroe Ave. Hampton

The remaining dates, class to meet at Bluebird Gap Farm Pavilion, 60 Pine Chapel Rd. Hampton:  May 11,  June 8,  July 13,  August 10,  and September 14. 

Join Hampton Master Gardener, Stephen Bowles, and learn the basics of vegetable gardening, from planting to harvest.  Topics included: pest management, fertilizing, succession planting, harvesting, fall and winter gardening.

Classes are on the second Saturday of the month starting February 9.  For more details or to register, please contact Virginia Cooperative Extension - Hampton Office at 757-727-1401 or email ANR/Horticulture Extension Agent, Gaylynn Johnson, at gaylynnj@vt.edu

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Vegetable Gardening 101 (PDF) 2019.pdf

2019 Plant Health Clinics

Virginia Cooperative Extension Hampton Office is available to help anyone with plant and insect identification, disease diagnosis, and other services related to diagnosing landscape problems.  If interested in attending a plant health clinic, please provide the following:

     Clear photos and samples are helpful!

    Plant samples should include healthy material and material showing issues.

    Insect samples should be placed in a jar or suitable container.  Collect more than one     specimen if possible

Dates plant health clinics are offered are the following starting from 10:00am until 12:00pm(noon), with exception to May 4 & September 28; time frame will be from 9:00am until 11:00am and location will be at Bluebird Gap Farm Arboretum on 60 Pine Chapel Rd. Hampton 23666:

    April 10

    May 4 (time is from 9am until 11am)

    June 26,

    September 28 (time is from 9am until 11am)

    October 30

Please make note of dates May 4 & September 28; those dates have a different time frame due to the clinics being held during the Hampton Master Gardeners Spring (May 4) and Fall (September 28) Plant Sales; which are held annually at Bluebird Gap Farm Arboretum. 

Please contact VCE-Hampton Office at 757-727-1401 or email Gaylynn Johnson at gaylynnj@vt.edu for more details. 

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2019 Plant Clinic Flyer Revised 04042019.pdf

2019 Master Gardener Training Course - Hampton, Gloucester, Newport News, York/Poquoson

Application Deadline: August 1, 2019

May choose day training course or night training course:

    Day training course - September 3 - November 13, 2019 on Tuesdays & Thursdays from      9:00am until Noon plus 3 Saturdays,  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community     Building at Charles Brown Park, 1950 Old Williamsburg Rd., Yorktown, VA 23690  

    Night training course -  August 14 - November 13, 2019 , Wednesday evening classes     from 6:15pm - 7:45pm plus 3 Saturdays, at Courthouse Way Community Center on 14302     Old Courthouse Way, Newport News, VA 23602

Early Sign-up Class Course Fee is $150.00 by June 1, 2019; after June 1, course fee goes up to $160.00 (Course fee for two students in the same household sharing book is $250.00 by June 1 and after June 1 goes up to $260.00).  Notice: Returned Check Fee is $50.00. 

Contact your local Virginia Cooperative Extension office with any questions or to obtain an Application: VCE-Hampton Office, Loye Spencer, Hampton Master Gardeners, 1919 Commerce Drive, Suite 340, Hampton, VA 23666; 757-727-1401.

Note: Course workload (both courses) is equivalent to 50-60 class hours plus preparation time.

Training Course Policies: All classes should be attended, except as prearranged or for medical reasons.  Alternative methods are available to make up any missed classes.  Tests are open book. 

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2019 MG Training Application.pdf
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2019 Day Schedule MG Training Course.pdf
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2019 Night Schedule MG Training Course.pdf

Visit with VCE - Hampton Master Gardeners at Buckroe Beach Farmers Market

Located at Buckroe Beach Gazebo on First Street (near East Pembroke Ave.) Hampton, VA 23669 

9:00am - 1:00pm

Buckroe Beach Farmers Market will be held from May thru November; to visit with VCE Hampton Master Gardeners, please see their schedule below:

    May 18 - Topic is Vegetables

    June 15 - Topic is Summer Flowers (with Bee City)

    July 27 - Topic is Pollinators

    August 17 - Topic is Lawns

    September 14 - Topic is Soil & Composting

    October 5 - Topic is Trees

    November 9 - Topic is Natural Decorations and Winter Gardens

This event is sponsored through the City of Hampton and please visit www.hampton.gov for more information. 

 


Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN)

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